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Putin praises Palestinians’ ‘responsible’ stance in peace negotiations
AP ^ | June 26, 2012

Posted on 06/26/2012 5:42:59 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin praised his Palestinian counterpart Tuesday for what he said was a “responsible” position in negotiations with Israel, frozen for nearly four years, and said Russia has no problem recognizing a Palestinian state.

Mr. Putin also offered veiled criticism of Israel, saying unilateral actions — an apparent reference to continued Israeli settlement expansion on war-won land — is not constructive.

Mr. Putin spoke at the end of a visit to the biblical West Bank town of Bethlehem, with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by his side. Mr. Putin inaugurated a Russian cultural and language centre in Bethlehem and toured the church built over the traditional birth grotto of Jesus.

Israeli-Palestinian talks on the terms of Palestinian statehood broke off in 2008. Repeated efforts to restart them have failed because of wide gaps between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mr. Abbas.

Mr. Netanyahu says he is ready to resume talks any time, but refuses to halt construction in Jewish settlements on lands Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. Mr. Abbas says there’s no point negotiating as long as Israel keeps building for Jews in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, occupied territories the Palestinians want for a state, along with the Gaza Strip. Israel has moved half a million settlers to the West Bank and east Jerusalem since the 1967 war.

“We talked about ways of overcoming the dilemma of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process,” Mr. Putin said Tuesday. “I point out here the responsible position of President Abbas and his endeavour to reach a peaceful settlement based on a two-state settlement.”

“I am sure that all unilateral actions are not constructive,” he added.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia
KEYWORDS: bible; endtimes; israel; palestine; prophecy; putin; roadmap; russia

1 posted on 06/26/2012 5:43:03 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

the traditional birth grotto of Jesus.

I must have missed that part.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 5:46:51 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Really? One word: Chechnya.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 6:38:22 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: F15Eagle

Looks like the 6th Trumpet war is just about here.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 6:50:06 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: F15Eagle

With all the power that the U. S. has, and all the power it’s old nemesis Russia still has, it is remarkable to me that the Middle-East is still where the flash-point remains.

Folks can scoff at the particulars of these prophecies all they want, but I can’t shake the realization that words written thousands of years ago, are still as accurate as if they were written last week.

I personally believe these predictions bear testimony to the accuracy of God’s word, and we take undue risk by not incorporating Biblical teachings into our comportment and belief system.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 10:00:21 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Tailgunner Joe.
9 posted on 06/27/2012 4:37:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Where can I send a check for the CHECHENS?

Puck Futin.


10 posted on 06/29/2012 8:01:09 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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