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Netherlands Not Planning to Recognise Palestinian State
NIS News ^ | June 20 2011

Posted on 06/20/2011 1:51:15 PM PDT by knighthawk

THE HAGUE, 18/06/11 - The Netherlands is not planning for now to recognise a Palestinian state, Vice-Premier Maxime Verhagen said on public broadcaster NOS.

In a few months, the Palestinians are going to the United Nations to request recognition for the Palestinian state. "A Palestinian state can only be the result of peaceful negotiations," said Verhagen. "There must be a two states solution and from the Netherlands, we do what we can to realise this."

Verhagen made a three-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories this week. He held talks with Israeli President Peres and Premier Netanyahu and the Palestinian Premier Fayyad and National Economy Minister Abu Libdeh. He also met with Israeli and Palestinian business people.

"The Netherlands will step up economic partnership with Israel and the Palestinian territories. The partnership can contribute to the resolving of the conflict in the Middle East," Verhagen predicted.

In a joint statement, the Netherlands and Israel announced that they would actively seek innovative projects. In 2012, the Netherlands will organise a trade mission to help companies find an entrance to the Israeli market.

The Netherlands will continue to support the Palestinian Authority in building up the economy. The emphasis here will shift from donor aid to enabling private investments. But "economic partnership cannot take the place of negotiations on a peace accord," Verhagen stressed.

He repeated his call to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to get around the table together again as soon as possible. "The Netherlands supports the idea of the US that attention must in the first place focus on security guarantees and the establishment of the borders according to the line of 1967. There can only be a question of the exchange of land if both the Israelis and the Palestinians back this."

The Netherlands will continue to make efforts internationally "against the trend towards the de-legitimisation of Israel," said Verhagen. "I am convinced that there is only a chance for peace if Israel is seen as part of the solution and not as part of the problem."

TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; netherlands; palestinians
Thanks to Geert Wilders!
1 posted on 06/20/2011 1:51:19 PM PDT by knighthawk
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To: knighthawk

Brave man! Brave people!

2 posted on 06/20/2011 1:53:18 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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3 posted on 06/20/2011 1:53:23 PM PDT by knighthawk (We will always remember We will always be proud We will always be prepared so we may always be free)
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To: knighthawk

They could simply recognize Jordan.

4 posted on 06/20/2011 2:03:52 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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...OR look to the secret success formula in the following vid by Andrew Klavan!

Those stupid Palestinians cannot go on forever blaming Israel for the theft of their success , ability and love! But then again, maybe all they need is a hand up...

5 posted on 06/20/2011 2:18:47 PM PDT by himno hero ("Armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"... Barrack Obama's vision)
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6 posted on 06/20/2011 4:43:25 PM PDT by SJackson (Normal people don't sit cross-legged on the floor and bang on drums, WI State Sen Glenn Grothman (R))
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The emphasis here will shift from donor aid to enabling private investments.

This is also an important change. No to cash gifts that end up in the European bank account of thugs. Yes to industries and projects that people can invest in for profit. That means accountability and greater chance of long term stability.

7 posted on 06/21/2011 11:02:30 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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