Skip to comments.Israel said willing to give up 90% of West Bank
Posted on 02/06/2014 9:22:17 AM PST by Former Fetus
The closed-door negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority over the future contours of a Palestinian state, and how much land and settlements Israel will retain, have reportedly come down to a matter of a few percentage points, with both sides agreeing in principle that the majority of Jewish West Bank settlements would be transferred to Israeli sovereignty in a final status deal.
Citing anonymous Israeli, Palestinian and American sources close to the negotiations, Walla News reported on Thursday that Israel is seeking to annex about 10 percent of the West Banks land area in a final deal. Meanwhile, the Palestinians are seeking to have Israel annex only around 3% of the West Bank, the report said.
Some 70-80% of Jewish West Bank settlements will be transferred to Israel whether Israel retains 10% or 3% of West Bank land, the report noted. According to a source on the American side, it is clear that Israel is willing in principle to give up control of 90% of the West Bank.
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No land for peace
now or ever
Because such a trade is a fool’s deal. The Palestinians will never be satisfied until they control 100% of Israel.
That will happen next year.
They could give up 99.99% of everything and the Palestinians would still not accept it. They want 100% period.
They know that if they accept a deal of anything less than 100%, that is all they would ever get. Internationally recognized borders that recognized Israel, would be the last thing that they would want...........
They could give up 100%, and the Palestinians and Europe wouldn’t be happy until they saw all the Jews at least a mile out to sea swimming away from their homeland.
Israel made something of itself, while the Palestinians decided to live in squalor, rather than apply themselves. Now Israel is the bad guy.
How much land is Europe willing to give up for peace. Seems like 500 square miles up there somewhere wouldn’t be too much to ask, since they seem to endorse the concept for Israel every time it’s lofted.
The Jew haters will use this to cut the nation in half. I can’t believe the Israelis can’t see that. The time of Jacob’s troubles are upon us. Only the Lord can save them now.
Ehud Barak put 98% on the table, and a two state solution, and Yasser Arafat turned it down flat.
Bibi said that? I don’t believe it.
Anyway, it won’t be enough. The Arabs want 100% of the nation of Israel given up, plus every Jew in Israel hurled into the Mediterranean Sea. Once that happens, they’ll be satisfied. For a week. Then they’ll set their sights on killing Jews in other nations.
So the majority of Israelis who favor this are Jew haters?
I’d just plow it up, irrigate and dust it with Iodine-131 and caesium-137 , “here ya go fellas, enjoy”
...with both sides agreeing in principle that the majority of Jewish West Bank settlements would be transferred to Israeli sovereignty in a final status deal.Pali denial in 3, 2, 1... Thanks Former Fetus.
But the Orthodox Israelis are the ones who avoid military service. Your tuchus sniffers are the ones who defend the country. It is silly call them self-haters. Many Freepers who support the idea of Greater Israel are Revelationists, who actually want Jews to accept Jesus or perish. Sorry, not interested.
Arab version: No peace for land
now or ever
This whole idea of giving up land is insane
I’m reading Ari Shavit now. I took Hebrew lessons from his mother in 1961. His account of the Israeli bomb project is fascinating. My Israeli family members all served and my cousin Avinoam was killed in the ‘73 war.
I am a proud Evangelical. I believe the day is coming when Jews will accept Jesus AND LIVE!
I figure this is a delaying tactic. Get to the negotiation table and run out the clock until Lurch rumbles off into retirement.
I see no Russian or Chinese pressure on Israel. Only by Obama and evil, amoral scum he appoints
I’m afraid the only way Lurch will retire is with a Nobel peace prize in his pocket... wait, that would work, wouldn’t it? I mean, the prize is worthless considering that Obama, Arafat, Carter... got it. Now, if we could only contact the people awarding the prize, maybe they would see how getting Lurch out to pasture would be conducive to peace!
That is fine for you to believe, but it does not make you pro-Israel. It makes you pro-prophecy.
Who says that one can’t be both? I am pro-Israel because God gave the land to Abraham and his descendants in perpetuity. And I am pro-prophecy because I believe that when God says that something is going to happen, it’s as well as done!
Hopefully he will never get one and not one that comes at the expense of making Israel very vulnerable to insane Muslims by giving up too much land
Okay, I’ll read Glick and I suggest you read Shavit. But please don’t call Israeli Jews who helped to build the country Jew-haters. That is simply offensive.
Okay. Gut Shabbes to you.
You have a way with words.
I love you man, but we arent taking showers at 4am...
That is a judgmental statement based on stereotype, not reality
I admit, some times when Christians try to explain what the prophecies mean to Christians, we sometimes forget that the explanation of how many die can sound horrible while we see it as evidence of God working, and in the end, the JEWS are the survivors
Depending on how it is spoken of and who is explaining it, I admit, it can sound like gloating.
it is not gloating, however, that is what must be emphasized
At least if the professing Christian has any maturity in them anyways, the new believer just doesn’t understand that speaking biblical truth doesn’t have to be harsh, just accurate.
As for those who are trying to usher in the end times, which it seems you are referring to, the number of people who believe they can speed up prophecy are minuscule in the Christian world
The mature educated Christian knows that the world moves in God’s time, not ours, and while I can speed events in my life up, I cannot speed up what is prophesied, especially those things written about 2500 years ago.
I don’t really mind Christian beliefs about the end times because as a Jew I don’t believe it will happen. What I do mind are people labeling Jews as self-hating or anti-Semitic if they support a policy position that doesn’t hasten Christian prophecy. Honest and sincere Israeli patriots can have different views on the best way forward. Christians are also welcome to voice their views, but not to make scurrilous charges against Jews who may disagree.
Might be God will allow this in order to expedite his ultimate Plans......we know there’s eventually going to be a Peace Plan they will all agree on...but I can’t imagine ,really, that this is it. Too many things need to be in place yet for that to happen..and they aren’t.
Besides, “agreeing in Principle” isn’t an agreement.
And May I say that every word in your post 16 is right on~!
Yehuda is the very best and I like his #36, too.
He used to ping me...HINT.