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Israel offers peace—again
Jerusalem World News ^ | 10/3/11 | Michael Oren

Posted on 10/03/2011 1:21:12 PM PDT by Evil Slayer

The Palestinian Authority, which has already made a pact with the Hamas terrorist organization, now seeks recognition for a unilaterally declared state at the United Nations. President Barack Obama, though deeply committed to Palestinian statehood, declares his intention to block that scheme, even by exercising an American veto in the Security Council. Congress, for its part, threatens to cut off aid to the Palestinian Authority if it breaches its commitment to direct talks with Israel and pursues unilateralism.

American mediators, meanwhile, lobby other members of the Middle East Quartet—the U.S., the European Union, the U.N., and Russia—in an attempt to forge a new framework for renewing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. And Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu waits for the Palestinians to rejoin him at the negotiating table.

Sound confusing? Indeed it was for many observers of this past week’s dizzying diplomacy in New York. They asked themselves what exactly had transpired at the U.N., and why? What had spurred the Palestinians to turn their backs on a sympathetic U.S. president and a strong Israeli statesman capable of leading his skeptical people to peace? How could the Palestinians risk all they had achieved in recent years—a thriving economy, restored law and order, and significant U.S. aid—in a reckless bid to snatch the statehood that they could easily have earned?

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abbas; netanyahu; palestinianstate; un
Benjamin Netanyahu is ready to negotiate today—if only Mr. Abbas is willing. While the circumstances have changed since 1947 and even 2008, the formula for peace remains unaltered. By accepting the Jewish State, the Palestinians can have their own.
1 posted on 10/03/2011 1:21:16 PM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Israel just express their desire for peace and borrow from the words that The Gipper used years ago when he said:

“Here’s my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose. ..


2 posted on 10/03/2011 1:26:02 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Evil Slayer

Thriving economy?


3 posted on 10/03/2011 1:26:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Signalman
You got that right. BINGO
4 posted on 10/03/2011 1:55:13 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: Signalman
Recipe for peace:

- Rockets continue to be fired from Gaza into Israel.
- Israel purchases decomissioned B-52s from Davis-Monthan, loads them up with napalm and burns Gaza to the ground.
- Hamas is wiped out, Abbas wets his pants, the West Bank is pacified, and Jewish settlements in Judea/Samaria resume as they should.
- So-called 'Palestinians' go back to Jordan where they belong, and Israel annexes the West Bank and what's left of Gaza.

Peace.

5 posted on 10/03/2011 1:58:37 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: bassmaner

Right on.....I just love it when a plan comes together. :-)


6 posted on 10/03/2011 2:05:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: bassmaner

“Recipe for peace”

Sounds like a plan. I like it.


7 posted on 10/03/2011 2:19:30 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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Palestinians recognize weakness, American weakness. As to By accepting the Jewish State, the Palestinians can have their own, they can have one without recognizing the Jewish State.

8 posted on 10/03/2011 4:22:57 PM PDT by SJackson (The irony is, the reason I was in this office is because I told a story to the American people, BHO)
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Thanks Evil Slayer.
American mediators, meanwhile, lobby other members of the Middle East Quartet -- the U.S., the European Union, the U.N., and Russia -- in an attempt to forge a new framework for renewing Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

9 posted on 10/04/2011 3:34:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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