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Lieberman: We Are Always Loved When We Make Concessions
Israel National News ^ | July 3, '09 | Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

Posted on 07/02/2009 10:29:55 PM PDT by sofaman

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday belittled the global focus on the growth of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, and said there would be no more unilateral concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

"It is not a coincidence that since [the] Oslo [Accords] we have not reached the end of the conflict," Lieberman said, addressing a gathering of Druze supporters in the Arab city of Shfaram. The meeting was held at the home of Hamad Amar, a Knesset Member representing Lieberman's Israel Beiteinu party. In the last Knesset elections, the mixed Druze, Christian and Muslim Shfaram gave Israel Beiteinu 14.4% of the vote.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: avigdorlieberman; bhomiddleeast; israel; lieberman

1 posted on 07/02/2009 10:29:55 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: sofaman
From the article ....

"North Korea is firing missiles and we are continuing to deal with that little house in Judea and Samaria?" Lieberman asked sharply. "Against the backdrop of events in Tehran, should this be the top priority of the global community?"

2 posted on 07/02/2009 10:30:49 PM PDT by sofaman (To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don’t be. - Golda Meir)
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To: sofaman

The title of the article is:

“Lieberman: We Are Always Loved When We Make Concessions”

Makes one wonder if the reporter was attemping to confuse or mislead the readers...

Because in the article he writes that Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman actually said...

(The Foreign Minister said) that the Netanyahu administration is prepared to take responsibility for negotiating an end to the Arab-Israeli conflict. However, he said, “taking responsibility does not mean always making concessions.” Past Israeli concessions in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority have not had positive results, Lieberman observed, “even though we are always loved when we make concessions...


3 posted on 07/02/2009 10:55:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: sofaman

I can think of no better expression of the absurdity of our policy. Obama assumes the posture of the bully. He is brave in facing our friends, and bossing them around, but fearful of our enemies, and tries to sweet talk them.


4 posted on 07/02/2009 10:59:35 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Tennessee Nana

I see it as a criticism of the current US posture and mission. Foolishly looking for love instead of focusing on the real threats to peace.


5 posted on 07/03/2009 1:52:40 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Peace processes are difficult but always better than no process at all. Negotiations are good. Concessions are good. But “unilateral concessions” are no different from “surrender”.


6 posted on 07/03/2009 2:22:07 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: sofaman

“We Are Always Loved When We Make Concessions”

We Are Always ATTACKED When We Make Concessions

There. Fixed it.


7 posted on 07/03/2009 3:10:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: sofaman
I feel that the international community has bought into what some strategists are pushing in that the Israeli and Palestinian conflict must be settled before anything else can take place in the middle east. Arab leaders look to scapegoat Israel in an attempt to avoid having to face their own problems, and they have sold this naive concept to the international community.

I am fearful that we will finally come to the realization when it is too late. Reminds me of the Harry Potter episode when the Chairman of the Ministry of Magic is standing in hall that is completely destroyed and say “he's back” in disbelief. Well folks, the esteemed Iranian leader has been publicly calling for the destruction of Israel for the last 5 years and no one seems to care or notice. I hope to God we don't have someone from our State Department standing on the ruins of Tel Aviv stating the same.

8 posted on 07/03/2009 4:52:56 AM PDT by lt.america (Looking for a bailout)
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To: Vanders9

Neville Chamberlain comes to mind with the word concessions....


9 posted on 07/03/2009 5:40:00 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Thursday belittled the global focus on the growth of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, and said there would be no more unilateral concessions to the Palestinian Authority.

10 posted on 07/03/2009 6:55:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: sofaman

You are wrong Mr Lieberman.

I have loved you for the last five years.


11 posted on 07/03/2009 7:21:29 AM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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