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Palestinians Freak No Direct Talks!
commentary mag ^ | 7/9/10 | jennifer rubin

Posted on 07/09/2010 10:13:30 AM PDT by Nachum

This makes it clear just how petrified by the prospect of direct negotiations the Palestinians are:

The Palestinian Authority has added new conditions for resuming direct talks with Israel, presenting new demands that in effect preclude negotiations.

The stipulations stated to the BBC by PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat reflect a previously stated strategy of waiting “a year or two” for the United Nations to recognize it as a new Arab country instead of trying to reach a compromise agreement with Israel. …

Erekat told the BBC that in order for direct talks to resume, Israel also must accept former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal as a starting point. Olmert has said that the PA never replied to his offer, which accepted most of the PA’s demands on Jerusalem but did not satisfy its insistence that Israel allow the immigration of millions of foreign Arabs claiming ancestry in the country.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: direct; freak; israel; palestinians; talks
Don't you feel the Obama-love? -Just so...so hopey-changey.
1 posted on 07/09/2010 10:13:33 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The head of the PA should not be treated as a head of state, he should be treated as a mayor.

His window to the outside world should be Amman. Israel should not hold any direct talks with him at all. Does a head of state negotiate with a mayor?

If PA wants to communicate with the Israeli government, they should direct their communications through the Jordanians and Israel should reply through the Jordanians.

The arab west bank will never be an independent country, and we should all stop pretending that it will be.


2 posted on 07/09/2010 10:22:13 AM PDT by marron
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks Nachum.
The Palestinian Authority has added new conditions for resuming direct talks with Israel, presenting new demands that in effect preclude negotiations. The stipulations stated to the BBC by PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat reflect a previously stated strategy of waiting "a year or two" for the United Nations to recognize it as a new Arab country instead of trying to reach a compromise agreement with Israel... Erekat told the BBC that in order for direct talks to resume, Israel also must accept former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's proposal as a starting point. Olmert has said that the PA never replied to his offer, which accepted most of the PA's demands on Jerusalem but did not satisfy its insistence that Israel allow the immigration of millions of foreign Arabs claiming ancestry in the country.
This is the Koranimal response to Bibi's interview on Larry King.
3 posted on 07/09/2010 10:57:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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