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Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks (Israel,PA)
Arutz Sheva7 - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 7/19/2013, 9:37 PM | Elad Benari

Posted on 07/19/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT by haffast

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

"I'm pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement that establishes a basis for resuming final status negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis," Kerry told reporters in Amman, Jordan, according to AFP.

The top U.S. diplomat added that PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Israeli negotiator Justice Minister Tzipi Livni would meet him in Washington "to begin initial talks within the next week or so."

In his brief comments to the press, Kerry praised the courage of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

"No one believes the long-standing differences between the parties will be resolved overnight or just wiped away. We know that the challenges require some very tough choices in the days ahead," he said, according to AFP.

"Today, however, I am hopeful. I am hopeful because of the courageous leadership by President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Both of them have chosen to make difficult choices here and both of them were instrumental."


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"Ahmed Majdalani said that Kerry has assured PA leaders that Israel would gradually free some 350 terrorists in the coming months. The prisoners would include some 100 men that were arrested over terrorist attacks carried out before the 1993 Oslo Accords. Israel has refused to free these terrorists in the past because many of them carried out some of the deadliest attacks against Israelis."
1 posted on 07/19/2013 11:59:53 AM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

Israel: let’s give Hermann Munster some face, and don’t give that lying Obama the chance to attack us for not being cooperative. So we will agree to meet, to discuss possible future meetings. It won’t hurt anything

Palestinians: Maybe we can get some more $$ out of it, and “negotiations” always give you a chance for cheap, western - media PR

Kerry/Obama: we have re-started the Mid East peace process!! Be sure glowing editorials are written in the NY Times and Washington Post.

2 posted on 07/19/2013 12:10:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: haffast

Gee. There have been peace talks going back as long as I can remember. Guess peace talks are not the answer.

Maybe if the bearded savages would stop being savages for a while ....

3 posted on 07/19/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: haffast

Well blow the shofar, the Lurch of Peace cometh.

4 posted on 07/19/2013 12:11:40 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: haffast

SSDD. The “solution” will again call for Israel to give up even more land for empty promises that the PS will A”try” to curb violence. Israel will also have to recognize an independent Palestinian state but the PA doesn’t have to reciprocate.

5 posted on 07/19/2013 12:26:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Sender

Kerry must have that Nobel Peace Prize in the bag by now

6 posted on 07/19/2013 1:03:44 PM PDT by molson209
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To: haffast

The Arabs insist on “right of return” (ie. the flooding of Israel with hostile enemies) for people who have somehow remained “refugees” for 70 years.

Israel insists on keeping settlers in the West Bank whose presense rules out a viable Arab state.

What each side wants is victory, not a negotiated peace. So why bother wasting time with the charade of talks? Let them get on with fighting.

7 posted on 07/19/2013 2:38:27 PM PDT by JCBontheloose
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To: JCBontheloose

As Patton said, “This match will not be postponed.”

8 posted on 07/19/2013 2:40:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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