Skip to comments.TV report: Abbas said ‘no’ to Obama on 3 core peace issues
Posted on 03/22/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT by Former Fetus
On his trip to Washington this week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected US Secretary of State John Kerrys framework document for continued peace talks with Israel, and issued three nos on core issues, leaving the negotiations heading for an explosive collapse, an Israeli TV report said Friday.
Abbas went to the White House and said no to Obama, Channel 2 news reported, quoting unnamed American and Israeli sources.
Specifically, the report said, Abbas rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus demand that he recognize Israel as a Jewish state. He also refused to abandon the Palestinian demand for a right of return for millions of Palestinians and their descendants a demand that, if implemented, would drastically alter Israels demographic balance and which no conceivable Israeli government would accept. And finally, he refused to commit to an end of conflict, under which a peace deal would represent the termination of any further Palestinian demands of Israel.
Israel has indicated that it may not release a fourth and final group of Palestinian prisoners at the end of this month, as agreed to when the current talks began last July, if Abbas does not first agree to extend the talks beyond their scheduled cessation next month. Since Abbas rejected the Kerry framework for extending the talks, the TV report said, the negotiations were now heading for an explosion.
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It’s always been the Palestinians who block the formation of a country for themselves. Israel and Netanyahu can’t wait to form the Palestinian state; it’s only the Palestinians who don’t want it!
Such a deal I have for you.
If you don't agree, then the conflict is not over.
If you agree, then the conflict is not over.
Another STELLAR example of the Obama-Hillary-Kerry record of FAILURE.
Jimmy Carter... It’s official! You are the second worst President in American history.
It's obvious to the blindest soul that "Palestinians" will never forsake violence until they've obtained the last inch of Israel and pushed the last Jew into the sea.
What most people can't see is they will not forsake violence even after that.
I know nobody in the current administration understands this
The day a "Palestinian State" is born, the Arab world will eliminate their leadership and take control of the that state...
Well it sure is not mac daddy, he’s to busy f’inng America, playing golf, going on multi million dollar tax payers vacations, planning parties, lying and visits to the bath house to be concerned about these minor distractions.
This has been going on since the time of David and Goliath. Not going to change now. The results on both sides are likely to be the same too.
The EU, arab states and America have increased donated to Abbas’s Swiss Bank accounts. No industy lack of improvement despite the Billions given to the PLO.
If Abbas made peace he would have to produce results or be voted out.
By Palestinian media incitement and fomenting hatred in schools and Mosques, Abass has kept his people’s attention on blaming Israel for the lack of progress and they are too stupid to inquire where all that Aid money went.
Sure some of it is used to attack Israelis and Hamas, but
Israel doesn’t stop them from investing in infrastructure education and industry. Cheating the Palestinians by its leadership does.
People have the idea that war is optional. But if your enemy is at war with you, it doesn't really matter if you consider yourself at war with him or not. He is at war with you, and therefore you are at war like it or not.
There is no set of circumstances under which the arabs will accept a Jewish state in the middle east, or anywhere for that matter.
There is no chance that the muslims will accept a non-muslim state in their midst or next door. They will always be at war with hindus, bhuddists, Christians, jews, and if there are no non-muslims within reach to kill they'll kill one another.
The only peace in the middle east is the peace within Israel's well guarded borders. The only way to bring more peace is to expand those borders and to push muslims ever further from civilized people. Letting muslims take up residence among you and letting down your defenses against the muslims outside the gates is a recipe for permanent war.
The conflict is only worsened by the US State Department’s insistence on negotiation. The fact that Israel is at all negotiable encourages the war to continue.
The threat of war is the only thing that makes guys like Abbas important; they will never give it up. The moment they give up on war they become backwater mayors of backwater towns in the back of beyond. Thats not what they signed up for. Whatever they win at the negotiating table, they must always return to violence to keep the goodies coming and to keep the world beating a path to their door.
The only way to bring peace is to absolutely stop talking to them. If they want to talk to someone, let them talk to the Israelis directly without any foreign involvement.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
——an explosive collapse——
For there to be a collapse of negotiations there must be negotiations.
The actual negotiations are effectively an Obama administration concept put forward by the press. Rather than a diplomatic reality, they are merely a press event.
There would have to be an actual vote, of course. Something Abu Mazen has avoided for going on 9 years now.