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Abbas Turns Down Quartet, Demands Agreement before ‘Talks’
Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/11 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu

Posted on 09/25/2011 12:23:43 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

Abbas, after rebuffing President Barack Obama, now has taken on the Quartet and rejected its proposal for resuming talks with Israel because it does not include pre-conditions.

The Quartet – the United States, United Nations, Russia and the European Union – set a timetable for an agenda for peace talks within a month and concrete proposals within three months. It also set the end of 2012 as a new deadline for an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

PA Foreign Minister Riad Maliki quickly rejected the idea as “incomplete” because it does not call on Israel to halt all development in Judea and Samaria and areas of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinian Authority.

The closest the Quartet came to satisfying Abbas’ demand for a halt to Israeli development was a statement that “the Quartet calls upon the parties to refrain from provocative actions if negotiations are to be effective. The Quartet reiterated the obligations of both parties under the road map.”

“The only new thing that the Quartet carries is a time line for discussing the issues of security and borders,” Maliki said. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he is considering the Quartet proposal and added he could consider another building freeze. “I am willing to talk about it," he told CNN.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday morning he thinks Israel should accept the Quartet’s latest attempt to bring Abbas back to the negotiating table.

However, the Palestinian Authority effectively has rejected any compromise and wants Israel to agree in advance to its demands before sitting down for talks, which presumably would be aimed at simply signing an agreement.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abbas; dncterrorist; israel; municholympics; negotiations; obamasterrorist; preconditions; quartet; terroristsfinancier
Why does this farce continue?
1 posted on 09/25/2011 12:23:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Because the world has a short attention span and Hasbara sucks. My grandparents were kicked out of Yemen for being Jews and we were never compensated or given a right of return or even free UN handouts. Because Israel never raised a stink about our refugees, the pals have had their own narrative front and center

2 posted on 09/25/2011 12:42:49 AM PDT by jackal7163 (If you are not willing to achieve victory at any cost, you are doomed to defeat!)
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To: Eleutheria5

It is more of the Quartet idiocy. Timetables for what? The Palestinians have refused to negotiate. The Quartet thinks that by putting a “timetable” it will placate Abbas, forcing Netanyahu to come to a quick deal. But all Abbas has to do is refuse, which he all he has ever done.

I hope the Security Council will vote down the PA - so that we don’t have to veto it. But if it comes to it we need to veto it. PLO doesn’t deserve what they are asking for. The whole of the UN should see that. To vote for a PLO state now is to vote to imperil a member state, and more.

3 posted on 09/25/2011 1:32:54 AM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: jackal7163

I hope you ended up in Eretz Israel. Don’t take this the wrong way, but I hope all Jews end up in Israel. I will be there also, Ha Shem permitting.

4 posted on 09/25/2011 2:05:26 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: monkeyshine

Good point. Why do the palestinians deserve a state? They never owned the land. They were/are jordanians. And the jordanians only took possession after the Israeli War of Independence. They have no title to the land. G-d gave it to the Jews. ENOUGH!

5 posted on 09/25/2011 2:08:42 AM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: F15Eagle

I didn’t know ABBA was still together?

7 posted on 09/25/2011 6:06:12 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: richardtavor
I was fortunate enough to be there three times before the “First Intifada”. How beautiful and wonderful it was. So to that forever memory, when Israel calls for “all” people to help her, I will be one of the many. There will be no peace until after war. Our time we live in will be historic. n/s
8 posted on 09/25/2011 6:49:33 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Time for Israel to MASSIVELY ramp up construction in “East” Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

9 posted on 09/25/2011 7:37:50 AM PDT by montag813
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Abbas thinks he's winning, it's the Olympics all over again.

10 posted on 09/25/2011 4:30:45 PM PDT by SJackson (Free Palestine, return it to the inhabitants who had the land taken by the Romans, Alan West)
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Thanks Eleutheria5.
rejected its proposal for resuming talks with Israel because it does not include pre-conditions
If the Quartet doesn't pull the plug on PA funding now, the Quartet is toothless and useless.

11 posted on 09/25/2011 7:11:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link --
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