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Mideast peace a "priority": Hague (British)
AFP ^ | 24 May 2013 5:40 AM | AFP/jc

Posted on 05/23/2013 4:34:10 PM PDT by haffast

RAMALLAH: Peace between Israel and the Palestinians is a "priority," British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on a visit to the region on Thursday, warning that time was running out for a two-state solution.

"The prospects of a two-state solution cannot be kept alive forever as the situation changes," he told reporters from the seat of the Palestinian presidency in the West Bank city Ramallah.

"The two-state solution does not have much longer, there is not much more time in which it could be brought about," he emphasised.

Hague's visit to Ramallah followed a meeting between Abbas and US Secretary of State John Kerry, the fourth visit of the top US diplomat to the region since he took office in February.

Kerry has sought to revive the peace process, which has been stalled since talks between Israel and the Palestinians broke down in September 2010.

Hague said that Britain supported Kerry's efforts, urging him to keep up "momentum."

"We ask the US to make an immense effort... to bring new momentum to the Middle East peace process," he said.

"In the UK and the EU we strongly support (Kerry's efforts)," Hague added.

"We believe that it is essential to bring about a two-state solution... based on the 1967 borders with agreed land swaps, with Jerusalem as the shared capital of both states, with a fair and agreed settlement for refugees," he said.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cyprus; eu; naturalgas; peaceandsecurity; pipeline; russia; turkey; uk
Obama/Hagel/Kerry's "windows" and "doors" have been closing since February, and the UK and EU need Israel's natural gas least the Russians let them freeze some winter.
1 posted on 05/23/2013 4:34:11 PM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

No, Billy. The priority should be running every last Mohammadan off of U.K. soil ASAFP. As for any concessions by Israel to the Satanists that wish it and its people wiped off the face of the earth, the answer is simple: nothing.

2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:09:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

There’s nothing wrong with negotiating for peace, and in offering concessions - as long as the other side is acting in good faith and really wants a solution. But the Arabs aren’t. They dont want peace, they want to keep the pot boiling. They dont even want “justice”, they want victory. Until our politicians realise that all these middle east peace initiatives mean nothing and will achieve nothing.

3 posted on 05/24/2013 1:36:04 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks haffast.

4 posted on 05/24/2013 7:08:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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