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Netanyahu says Middle East progress will "surprise world"
Monsters and Critics ^ | 8-26-09

Posted on 08/26/2009 5:32:22 AM PDT by SJackson

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a crucial round of diplomatic talks in Europe Tuesday that progress in the Middle East peace process would 'confound cynics and surprise the world.'

Speaking in London after a meeting with Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Netanyahu said he had outlined what he called the 'winning formula' for Middle East peace.

'We need a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes Israel,' Netanyahu told reporters after the one-hour meeting. 'Recognition is the pillar of peace.'

Brown said the talks had been 'as realistic as ever but more optimistic' than in the past. Britain was giving its full support to the 'strategy' of US President Barack Obama to promote the peace process, said Brown, who called for an 'economic roadmap to underpin the political dialogue.'

Brown stressed that the government in London regarded the continued and controversial Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories as a 'barrier to peace.'

The two leaders also discussed Iran's nuclear ambitions and condemned recent outspoken attacks on Israel by the leadership in Tehran.

'Such diatribe has no place in the civilized world,' said Brown.

Netanyahu, who is due to meet George Mitchell, Obama's Middle East envoy, in London on Wednesday, stressed that progress had already been made in the peace process.

'We hope to move forward in the next months and weeks,' said the Israeli leader.

'With the help of our friends in the US, Britain and elsewhere we can achieve progress that will confound the cynics and surprise the world,' he added.

He urged the Palestinian leadership to move forward in a 'courageous' way and tell their people: 'It's over, there is going to be real, final peace.'

On the vexed issue of Israeli settlements, Netanyahu said he hoped to find a 'bridging formula' that would enable residents already living there to lead a 'normal life.'

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged European leaders Tuesday to urge Israel to stop building homes on occupied land.

'What we're dealing with here are prerequisites to success. We're dealing with issues that do not exceed doing what is minimal in order for the process to begin to make sense,' he said in a BBC interview.

'All we're discussing is to stop settlement activity, to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.'


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cfr; deceived; delusional; middleeast; netanyahu; nwo

1 posted on 08/26/2009 5:32:22 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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2 posted on 08/26/2009 5:35:12 AM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: SJackson

Uh... what ?


3 posted on 08/26/2009 5:35:18 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: SJackson

I got a bad feeling BiBi is heading down the same path as others before him - give up land for security and get more Mooselimb attacks.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 5:36:30 AM PDT by newfreep ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: SJackson

I thot Bibi was a hardliner. He going for the Begin approach to peace?


5 posted on 08/26/2009 5:41:53 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: SJackson
'Recognition is the pillar of peace.'

I thought the pillar of peace was blowing away your enemies.

6 posted on 08/26/2009 5:42:16 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Rahm’s father is/was part of Irgun. Begin lead Irgun.

This turn of events doesn’t really surprise me.


7 posted on 08/26/2009 5:44:32 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SJackson
Daniel 8:25 (King James Version)

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Daniel 11:38-39 (King James Version)

38 But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
8 posted on 08/26/2009 5:47:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: F15Eagle

While I do not believe Obamessiah is the antichrist (he has the spirit of antichrist), I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a 7-year peace treaty.


9 posted on 08/26/2009 7:17:12 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: SJackson

From reports, Bibi is right. The world will be surprised to learn that he is selling out the Nation of Israel, betraying her people and making under-the-table deals with Hussein the Kenyan!


10 posted on 08/26/2009 8:05:21 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Jmouse007

“While I do not believe Obamessiah is the antichrist (he has the spirit of antichrist), I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a 7-year peace treaty.”

You took the words right out of my mouth ;-)


11 posted on 08/26/2009 8:12:11 AM PDT by vanilla swirl
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To: SamuraiScot

Israel’s enemies have been known to fib a bit.


12 posted on 08/26/2009 9:30:47 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Jmouse007

Yeah there’s really no way to tell this side of the event where the Holy Spirit steps aside in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-8.

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

Somebody will be “the one” that makes that “covenant” happen, though. And the world keeps inching closer.

http://thekingiscoming.com/telecast/1608.asx


13 posted on 08/26/2009 12:55:14 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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IOW there is no way to tell who the Antichrist really is.

No doubt the Antichrist will be the Nobel Peace Prize for his amazing “peace” that he brings to the Middle East.

3.5 years or 1,260 days later ................ the surprise of all surprises


14 posted on 08/26/2009 12:58:12 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Salem; 444Flyer; Esther Ruth; Cindy; blam; Diogenesis; EternalVigilance; epow; XeniaSt; ...

ping


15 posted on 08/26/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: newfreep; ml/nj; SJackson; Alouette; rmlew; dennisw; juliej; firebrand; pabianice; OldFriend; ...
I got a bad feeling BiBi is heading down the same path as others before him - give up land for security and get more Mooselimb attacks.

Those quotes don't sound very typical for Netanyahu, but he may just be mouthing nice platitudes for the the leftist Euros' consumption.

Everyone, especially Netanyahu, knows that Paestinian "recognition" of Israel means a complete change in the Pali state of mind; no more war and no more terrorism against Israel. It's merely a hypothetical at this point.

16 posted on 08/26/2009 1:49:51 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SJackson; Justice Seeker; F15Eagle; Nachum

Note: The following news brief is a quote:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3767786,00.html

MK Akunis: Talks with Palestinians will be different this time
Published: 08.26.09, 22:09 / Israel News

MK Ofir Akunis (Likud) said that the current government would hold more demanding talks with the Palestinians than its predecessor.

“In negotiations they will have to prove to Israel that they want peace no less than we do,” Akunis said. “There will be no freezing of construction in Judea and Samaria and we will not disrupt the lives of people there.” (Amnon Meranda)


17 posted on 08/26/2009 1:58:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: F15Eagle

Watching and waiting...


18 posted on 08/26/2009 2:06:28 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Never give up, never give out, never give in.)
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To: Cindy

The only way they can “prove” they want peace, is by actually living in peace. And that tested over a very long period of time. And for over 60 years what they have “proved” is that they don’t want peace.

And they never will, the root cause of the conflict is Islam.


19 posted on 08/26/2009 2:47:01 PM PDT by Amerisrael
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To: F15Eagle

The world isn’t inching forward, it is moving at the speed of sound!


20 posted on 08/26/2009 3:08:42 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: F15Eagle

The world isn’t inching forward, it is moving at the speed of sound!


21 posted on 08/26/2009 3:08:58 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: F15Eagle

The world isn’t inching forward, it is moving at the speed of sound!


22 posted on 08/26/2009 3:09:16 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (hank you)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks justiceseeker93.


23 posted on 08/26/2009 3:44:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SJackson

Same old, same old. A lunatic does the same thing each time, and expects a different result each time.

Settlements are good, Mr. Brown. They’re the only thing that actually might bring peace instead of piece.


24 posted on 08/26/2009 3:54:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: SJackson

Same old. Same old.


25 posted on 08/26/2009 3:59:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: SJackson

Whatever. I guess it is all over.


26 posted on 08/26/2009 4:02:15 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: SJackson

Bibi’s caught the Paleswine Flu virus.


27 posted on 08/26/2009 4:25:40 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (To err is human, to think is Vulcan)
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To: SJackson
This is true. Progress in the Middle East peace process would surprise the world.

I wasn’t previously aware of the Prime Minister’s talent for deadpan humor.

28 posted on 08/26/2009 4:30:31 PM PDT by RichInOC (KATZ: HOW ARE YOU GENTLEMEN!! ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US. HA HA HA HA....)
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To: Eleutheria5
Same old. Same old.

Yes, talk, talk, then more talk.

29 posted on 08/26/2009 6:09:29 PM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: justiceseeker93
Those quotes don't sound very typical for Netanyahu, but he may just be mouthing nice platitudes for the the leftist Euros' consumption.

Negotiations, land for peace, has been Israeli policy for decades. Note it's not Israel refusing to sit down and talk. If Bibi makes reasonable demands, well, that's what negotiations are about. And his emphasis on economic development is on target. I'm not confident it will work in the face of palestinian incitement, but it's the only rational policy. Or a unilateral separation, establish borders, withdraw from the places you don't want, like Gaza, then defend them.

30 posted on 08/26/2009 6:13:46 PM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: Oldpuppymax
From reports, Bibi is right. The world will be surprised to learn that he is selling out the Nation of Israel, betraying her people and making under-the-table deals with Hussein the Kenyan!

Good grief, he's not selling out Israel.

31 posted on 08/26/2009 6:15:27 PM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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To: F15Eagle

This shall be very interesting!

Take Heed!


32 posted on 08/26/2009 8:24:09 PM PDT by TaraP (*Religion* is Man trying to reach GOD.Christ is GOD reaching out to Man.)
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To: SJackson

If this is for real, I won’t know whether to laugh or cry.


33 posted on 08/26/2009 9:50:11 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: F15Eagle
IOW there is no way to tell who the Antichrist really is.

I don't want to know who Antichrist is, and since I am a twice-born Christian I don't and I won't. I'm leaving planet Earth to meet Jesus Christ in the air before the identity of that Satanic monster is revealed and the Tribulation begins on earth under his demonic rule.

Accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior in accordance with the Apostle Paul's instructions in Romans 10:9 (That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved) is the only way to be certain that you won't go into the Great Tribulation and be ruled, or killed, by AntiChrist.

34 posted on 08/28/2009 1:13:40 PM PDT by epow (Luke 11:21 "When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:")
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