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U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks
haaretz ^ | 8/24/10 | Natasha Mozgavaya

Posted on 08/23/2010 9:46:56 PM PDT by Nachum

The possibility of extending, or ending Israel's moratorium on West Bank settlement construction will be discussed within the context of upcoming direct Middle East peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior U.S. official said Monday. The comment by U.S. State Department spokesman Philip J. Crowley came after Palestinian officials had said in recent days that the resumption of settlement construction beyond the September 26 moratorium expiration date would cause the Palestinian Authority to withdraw from the recently accounted direct peace talks.

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TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freeze; israel; peace; settlement; talks

1 posted on 08/23/2010 9:47:03 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Bwaw-haw-haw!!!

Abbas refuses to have direct talks, blames Israel’s lack of a freeze for his failure to participate, Israel puts on a temporary freeze, Abbas writes a letter recently claiming that the direct talks that he hasn’t participated in will be jeopardized by the lack of a building freeze that hasn’t happened yet...

Thanks Nachum.


2 posted on 08/24/2010 4:08:01 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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3 posted on 08/24/2010 4:27:55 AM PDT by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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