Skip to comments.Abbas Turns Down Quartet, Demands Agreement before ‘Talks’
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 Quartets 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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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
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.
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.
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!
I didn’t know ABBA was still together?
Time for Israel to MASSIVELY ramp up construction in “East” Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Abbas thinks he's winning, it's the Olympics all over again.
rejected its proposal for resuming talks with Israel because it does not include pre-conditionsIf the Quartet doesn't pull the plug on PA funding now, the Quartet is toothless and useless.