Skip to comments.Kerry Announces Resumption of Peace Talks (Israel,PA)
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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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.
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 ....
Well blow the shofar, the Lurch of Peace cometh.
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.
Kerry must have that Nobel Peace Prize in the bag by now
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.
As Patton said, “This match will not be postponed.”