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Herzog ahead of PM-Kerry meeting in Davos: Peace talks at turning point (barf)
Jerusalem Post ^ | 23/1/14 | Lahav Harkov

Posted on 01/23/2014 8:13:36 PM PST by Eleutheria5

Negotiations have reached a peak in which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must decide if they really want peace, opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Thursday evening.

Referring to Netanyahu's meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Davos planned for Friday, Herzog said "Netanyahu and Abbas must decide whether they will move toward peace or blink, retract and lead us to adverse developments."

"Both American and Israeli leaders have seen this picture before," Herzog added. "Time and again, talks come to this point."

The opposition leader said both sides have to make a genuine, bold effort for peace.

"It's not easy for anyone. It's not easy for Netanyahu; not in his party. I'm not sure he has the courage [to take bold steps], but I'm trying to encourage him to do so," Herzog said.

As for those who blame the Palestinians for peace talks, Herzog said "the other side could drive us crazy, but we inherited this [situation] and we have to deal with it."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: herzog; isaacherzog; israel; kerry; lurch; piecetalks; turningpoint; waronterror
...he said, admiring himself in the mirror.
1 posted on 01/23/2014 8:13:36 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“If only the Jews would give up all their land and commit suicide - we could have a good shot at peace...”


2 posted on 01/23/2014 8:16:17 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m sick of them appeasing the idiot bullies of the world...


3 posted on 01/23/2014 8:20:43 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Palestinians must publically state Israel’s right to existence. If Bibi goes along with the proposed plan and gives away Israel’s land he is destroying Israel’s chance for survival. His real choice is will Israel live or die, IMO.


4 posted on 01/23/2014 8:24:11 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

But it is time we dealt with the situation./irony


5 posted on 01/23/2014 8:31:17 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

JSS. Jewish suicide syndrome. It’s both the result of past, and the invitation to further, anti-Semitic attacks on the Jews. Pity.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 8:31:31 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: goodnesswins

There are bullors, who allow themselves to be pushed around, and bullies, who are allowed to push people around. Let us stop being bullors, and then the bullies will be bulless.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 8:33:09 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Isaac Herzog is a graduate of Cornell university, figures.


8 posted on 01/23/2014 11:47:04 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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So many turning points, no wonder Kerry is dizzy.

9 posted on 01/24/2014 5:10:17 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: SJackson

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, was recently interviewed about Syria. While many of his assertions can be debated, one especially requires a response. Throughout the interview, he repeatedly insisted that, if Bashar Assad would only leave power, everything would go well — especially for all of Syria’s minorities.

In his words: “I believe that a peace can protect all of the minorities: Druze, Christian, Ismailis, Alawites — all of them can be protected, and you can have a pluralistic Syria, in which minority rights of all people are protected.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Kerry declared that “The world would protect the Alawites, Druze, Christians, and all minorities in Syria after the ousting of Assad.”

The problem here is that we have precedent — exact precedent. We’ve seen this paradigm before and know precisely what happens once strongman dictators like Assad are gone.
http://www.meforum.org/3725/pluralistic-syria


10 posted on 01/24/2014 7:51:40 AM PST by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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