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Russian president calls for Israeli freeze
AP ^ | January 18, 2011

Posted on 01/18/2011 11:34:16 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave a political boost to the Palestinians on Tuesday, backing their claim to east Jerusalem as a capital and their demand that Israel must freeze all settlement construction before peace talks can resume.

Medvedev, who was visiting the West Bank for the first time as president, spoke during a joint news conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas. ....

Medvedev said Tuesday that the Palestinians have the right to a viable state with east Jerusalem as a capital.

The Russian leader also sided with the Palestinian demand that all settlement construction must stop.

Since 1967, Israel has moved nearly half a million Israelis into settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and Palestinians argue that partition becomes increasingly difficult as these enclaves expand.

"We discussed the conditions for resuming talks with Israel, which include continued self-control and strictly abiding by commitments, and before anything else, freezing all Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem," Medvedev said. ....

The ancient town of Jericho was decked out in Russian and Palestinian flags, and black-clad Palestinian troops with assault rifles lined the streets. Abbas and Medvedev were received by an honor guard in a red carpet ceremony. ....

The Russian president did not visit Israel because of a strike by Israeli diplomats seeking higher wages. The strike prevented the sides from making proper preparations.

Medvedev hinted at the unusual circumstances, saying that "this visit is important for two reasons ... this is the first visit of a Russian Federation president to region and to the Palestinian Territories that does not include a visit to a neighboring state."

Abbas laughed, and the Palestinian audience clapped.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; medvedev; russia; warforterror; waronterror

Moscow reaffirms Soviet recognition of Palestine - Jan 18 (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday said Russia had recognised an independent Palestinian state in 1988 and was not changing that position.

1 posted on 01/18/2011 11:34:17 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Given the historical record of Russia, this statement makes it all the more clearer that Israel should not and never listen to anything Russia or its leaders has to say or demand especially umder the guise of freedom and liberty.

Nor any such country that has the same kind of historical record on human rights, freedom and liberty.


2 posted on 01/18/2011 11:39:44 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Of course he does.

It's none other than the coalition of evil described by none other than the prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 38). The king of the north (Gog/Magog) in coalition with Persia (Iran) and all the other surrounding nations (all muslim nations) who will together attack the nation of Israel.

This is just the coagulation of the confederation and an excuse to get rid of Israel. Read on, if you should be so enlightened, for a description of what happens to them...

3 posted on 01/18/2011 11:59:21 AM PST by BigFinn (isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"the Palestinians Chechens have the right to a viable state with east Jerusalem Grozny as a capital."

/fixed it.

PS - Earthquake / devastating hailstorm to hit Russia in 3 weeks.

4 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:13 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The Palestinians should be resettled in Chechnya.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 4:47:26 PM PST by devere
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
The Russian president did not visit Israel because of a strike by Israeli diplomats seeking higher wages. The strike prevented the sides from making proper preparations.
The timing of his visit was just a coincidence. Thanks Tailgunner Joe.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 4:52:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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7 posted on 01/19/2011 5:17:18 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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