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Abbas Insists on Jerusalem in Settlement Freeze
AP ^ | 21/11/10 | Ben Hubbard

Posted on 11/21/2010 2:05:02 PM PST by Eleutheria5

RAMALLAH, West Bank -The Obama administration's troubled attempt to revive Mideast peace talks took another blow Sunday when the Palestinian president rejected the latest U.S. plan to get the sides talking again. Mahmoud Abbas said a proposed 90-day freeze on Israeli settlement construction wouldn't get him back to the negotiating table unless it includes east Jerusalem, a condition Israel staunchly opposes. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital. For decades, Israel has built Jewish sections around the city's periphery, and about 200,000 Jews live there now. Palestinians consider the large neighborhoods as illegal settlements. The impasse highlights the gaps the U.S. must bridge — not to just to achieve a peace deal, but even to get the sides to sit down and talk about one.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; bibi; epicfail; fail; israel; jerusalem; notaboutpeace; obamafail; settlementfreeze; warforterror; waronterror
Does this mean we won't have a settlement freeze in J&S? (laughter) But seriously, folks, a funny thing happened to me on the way here. A man said he hadn't had a bite in three days, so I bit him.
1 posted on 11/21/2010 2:05:07 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Jerusalem is a “settlement”?

How long does a city have to exist before it is no longer a “settlement”?


2 posted on 11/21/2010 2:10:15 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

The answer my friend, is blowin’ in the wind...


3 posted on 11/21/2010 2:17:11 PM PST by Eleutheria5 ( They cry "Piece, piece." And there is no peace.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well played.


4 posted on 11/21/2010 2:21:10 PM PST by rockvillem
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To: Eleutheria5

Jerusalem was the capital of Israel when
indigenous South American Indians were eating each other.


5 posted on 11/21/2010 2:23:23 PM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Diogenesis

Jerusalem came along before Al Gore invented the internet too (even though he insists it didn’t).


6 posted on 11/21/2010 2:26:49 PM PST by library user
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To: Eleutheria5
Giving Jerusalem to the Muslims is the biggest non starter there is.

It's the ONE city the Jews can claim as their own and there is no rational argument that says they can't.

Just because some hashish fogged Muslim fantasy writer wrote that Mohammed rode his horse Barrack from there to paradise—or they stuck some stupid mosque right on top of The Temple of Solomon like planting a flag on conquered territory—Jerusalem AIN”T MUSLIM!!!

7 posted on 11/21/2010 2:28:03 PM PST by Happy Rain ("GO GAMECOCKS--THE REAL USC!!!")
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To: Eleutheria5

The PLO never cared about construction in Jerusalem until Obama made it an issue.


8 posted on 11/21/2010 2:28:50 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Eleutheria5

Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, it’s NOT a settlement; that’s danged enemy of israel statements when they pull such nonsense.


9 posted on 11/21/2010 2:39:35 PM PST by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: Eleutheria5

10 posted on 11/21/2010 3:00:00 PM PST by taraytarah
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To: Eleutheria5

Why is it Isreal is always expected to give someyhing up to get these talks gpoing. What have the frigging muslims and their terrorists armies ever given up. Peace talks are just pure bull shit. Isreal should wait til the next time they are attacked thin burn a 20 mile swath along its borders and kill anyone that enters it. For the last forty years the US has been spending billions to keep these two from kilñling each other and there is no sign that it is working, stop paying the tributes and get it over with.


11 posted on 11/21/2010 3:16:54 PM PST by Americanexpat
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To: Eleutheria5

And so it begins.


12 posted on 11/21/2010 3:21:00 PM PST by Shady (The real work is just beginning!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Jerusalem —a Settlement? Muslim marauders on the move-—nothing is permanent - they invade, loot, destroy and then move on.

They are definitely moving into the New World on Barack’s back.


13 posted on 11/21/2010 3:44:22 PM PST by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm Father Daniil Sysoyev lives!)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
the Palestinian president rejected the latest U.S. plan to get the sides talking again. Mahmoud Abbas said a proposed 90-day freeze on Israeli settlement construction wouldn't get him back to the negotiating table unless it includes east Jerusalem
Thanks Eleutheria5. Hey, this worked for him before -- Israel voluntarily froze construction for twelve months, Abbas ignored it for ten without any consequences from Zero, other than to see him try to humiliate PM Netanyahu.
14 posted on 11/21/2010 4:08:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital

Zechariah 12:1-3 (King James Version)

1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%2012:1-3&version=KJV
15 posted on 11/21/2010 5:22:26 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5

Abbas should not be insisting on anything. He should be begging not to get a Hellfire missile up his butt.


16 posted on 11/21/2010 5:33:08 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek

I don’t know why any decent human being is “negotiating” with this old terrorist in the first place.

You can no more negotiate with a terrorist than you can bargain with a rabid dog.


17 posted on 11/21/2010 5:37:43 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither.)
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18 posted on 11/21/2010 5:48:26 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Eleutheria5; rogue yam; Diogenesis; Happy Rain; taraytarah; Americanexpat; eleni121; ...
friggin moslems

Abbas should not be insisting on anything. He should be begging not to get a Hellfire missile up his butt.

A close friend of mine just started his own business, making landmines that look like prayer rugs.

It's doing very well. He says Prophets are going through the roof.

19 posted on 11/21/2010 6:03:42 PM PST by bigheadfred (/s happens)
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To: Eleutheria5

20 posted on 11/21/2010 6:08:22 PM PST by naturalized
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To: bigheadfred

A little dose of their own medicine would be good. They breed like roaches...


21 posted on 11/21/2010 6:10:37 PM PST by eleni121 (http://www.serfes.org/orthodox/memoryof.htm Father Daniil Sysoyev lives!)
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To: eleni121

They ARE roaches.


22 posted on 11/21/2010 6:13:37 PM PST by bigheadfred (/s happens)
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To: bigheadfred

LOL!


23 posted on 11/21/2010 6:34:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Diogenesis
"Jerusalem was the capital of Israel when indigenous South American Indians were eating each other."


24 posted on 11/21/2010 7:44:16 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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