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Iran assails two-state solution for Palestinians
Ya Libnan ^ | Saturday, October 1, 2011 | CBS (?)

Posted on 10/01/2011 1:24:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Palestinians should not limit themselves to seeking a country within the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip -- which would implicitly recognize Israel -- because "all land belongs to Palestinians." ...

Israel and the United States oppose the U.N. bid, saying there is no substitute for direct peace negotiations. But with Israel continuing to build settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, Abbas says there is no point in talking.

Iran doesn't recognize Israel and considers it an archenemy.

Khamenei, who spoke at a pro-Palestinian conference in Tehran, called Israel a "cancerous tumor" that should be removed.

Iran supports the militant Palestinian Hamas group, which rules Gaza and which does not back the statehood bid pushed by Abbas and his Western-backed Fatah movement...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted angrily to Khamenei's speech.

"The declarations of hatred from the ayatollah regime on the intention to destroy the state of Israel reinforces the government's steadfast position for the security needs of Israel's citizens and the demand for recognition of Israel as the Jewish state," Netanyahu said.

The conference in Tehran was attended by senior Palestinian militant leaders, including Syria-based Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal, who told the gathering that "resistance" was the only option left for the Palestinians.

"Palestinians must resort to resistance no matter how costly it is, until Palestine is free and Israel is destroyed," Mashaal said.

Mashaal's comments could potentially undermine Abbas' U.N. bid and stall talks between the rival Palestinian factions on power-sharing. The talks were expected to resume in the coming week.

Abbas and Fatah favor a negotiated peace deal with Israel, while Hamas is sworn to Israel's destruction. Israel has warned Abbas it will not negotiate with any Palestinian government that includes Hamas.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fatah; hamas; iran; israel


Iran assails two-state solution for Palestinians

1 posted on 10/01/2011 1:24:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Forecast for Tehran, 5000 degrees...


2 posted on 10/01/2011 1:32:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Forecast for Tehran, 5000 degrees...

clearing the path for the new Palestinian homeland.

3 posted on 10/01/2011 1:39:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

Here palis, fight my battle for me


4 posted on 10/01/2011 1:48:32 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: SunkenCiv

Can’t somebody unleash a Predator Drone on these mullahs during one of their ass-up-in-the-air Friday sessions?


5 posted on 10/01/2011 2:09:04 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: eCSMaster

We think alike.


6 posted on 10/01/2011 2:19:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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