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Arab governments call for full Israeli pullout to follow Gaza
AFP ^ | Aug. 15, 2005

Posted on 08/15/2005 1:05:54 PM PDT by Alouette

DUBAI (AFP) - Arab governments expressed the hope that Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip will be followed by the evacuation of other occupied Palestinian lands and the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas acknowledged the "historic and important" nature of the Israeli pullout from Gaza after 38 years but denounced an Israeli insistance it would keep hold of its West Bank settlement blocs.

Saudi Arabia "looks forward to the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip being a step followed by other steps toward withdrawal from all occupied Palestinian territories so the Palestinian people can build their state, with Jerusalem as its capital," said a statement issued after the weekly meeting of the Saudi cabinet in the Red Sea city of Jeddah.

"The cabinet affirmed the kingdom's commitment to the peace initiative put forward by ... King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz to the Arab summit held in Beirut in 2002 and adopted by the summit, thus becoming an Arab peace initiative," said the statement, carried by the official SPA news agency.

The Beirut meeting of Arab heads of state endorsed a blueprint, proposed by then Crown Prince Abdullah, offering Israel peace and normal ties in return for its withdrawal from occupied Arab lands.

Lebanese President Emile Lahoud "hoped the withdrawal from Gaza constitutes the beginning of the recovery of all the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people", the ANI state news agency quoted him as telling Abbas in a telephone conversation.

For their part, the two Lebanese Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah issued a joint statement saying "the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance".

They said the withdrawal "proves the effectiveness of resistance."

Jordan's King Abdullah reacted by urging Palestinians to pull together to prevent anyone from "hampering" Israel's withdrawal, an official statement quoted him as saying to Abbas.

The king also gave his "support to Palestinian Authority efforts to impose its authority on territory evacuated by Israel" calling the withdrawal "a positive step which must lead to a withdrawal from the West Bank".

In Kuwait, the cabinet voiced hope the Gaza pullout would be "the first step by Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian territories and will be followed by other steps in compliance with relevant UN resolutions".

A statement cited by the official KUNA news agency said Kuwait also looked forward to the Gaza withdrawal leading to the revival of peace efforts on the basis of the internationally-backed "roadmap."

Bahrain's King Hamad congratulated Abbas in a telephone call on the Gaza pullout, saying he hoped it was "a step on the road to the establishment of a Palestinian state" with Jerusalem as its capital, the BNA news agency reported.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh similarly expressed hope that Israel will evacuate all occupied Palestinian and Arab territories and that an independent Palestinian state will be set up, Yemen's SABA news agency said.


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Saudi Arabia "looks forward to the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip being a step followed by other steps toward withdrawal from all occupied Palestinian territories so the Palestinian people can build their state, with Jerusalem as its capital,"

Notice now they don't even bother to say "Arab East" Jerusalem any more.

And when they demand withdrawal from "all occupied territories" what they mean is:


1 posted on 08/15/2005 1:05:56 PM PDT by Alouette
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2 posted on 08/15/2005 1:06:47 PM PDT by Alouette (Yibaneh Beit HaMikdash bimera b'yamenu, v'ten helkeynu b'Torahtecha)
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3 posted on 08/15/2005 1:07:33 PM PDT by Alouette (Yibaneh Beit HaMikdash bimera b'yamenu, v'ten helkeynu b'Torahtecha)
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To: Alouette

Give them an inch, you end up in the sea.


4 posted on 08/15/2005 1:09:02 PM PDT by mad puppy ( "He's with me!" And I'm with W.)
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To: Alouette

How did I know this was going to happen.


5 posted on 08/15/2005 1:09:45 PM PDT by sandbar
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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6 posted on 08/15/2005 1:11:41 PM PDT by SJackson (I don't think the red-tiled roofs are as sturdy as my asbestos one, Gaza resident)
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To: Alouette

A no-brainer, isn't it? Yet so MANY fail to see the true plans of these thugs.


7 posted on 08/15/2005 1:11:57 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Alouette
They want it all, and they won't stop (terrorizing) until they get it.

.....or until they get what they deserve.

8 posted on 08/15/2005 1:12:06 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: mad puppy

That's exactly what they have in mind.


9 posted on 08/15/2005 1:12:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Scratch a Liberal. Uncover a Fascist)
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To: Alouette

I'm shocked! You mean to tell me that they want more?


10 posted on 08/15/2005 1:12:23 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: sandbar

I'm reminded of video if palestinian terrorists as they're released from prison by the Israelis. They always chant "death to Israel" as the Israelis release them.


11 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Alouette
Arab governments call for full Israeli pullout to follow Gaza

(resurrecting 70's pop hit with a twist)

More, More, More...

That's how they like it, That's how they like it...
12 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:04 PM PDT by F15Eagle
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To: Brad's Gramma
Yet so MANY fail to see the true plans of these thugs.

Yes, many are immersed in denial about it all.

But many others see their true plans and like what they see.

13 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:28 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Alouette

Never ever deal with Arabs!

They never get satisfied. They are the worst people you may wanna deal with!

Stay away from Arabs!

I salute Israel for its fight against Arab radicals.


14 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:42 PM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: Alouette


When you bend over and spread your cheeks you can expect to get ******.


15 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:43 PM PDT by SouthernFreebird
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To: Alouette

Substantial interest penalty for early withdrawal.........


16 posted on 08/15/2005 1:16:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? GOOOOGLE your own name. Want to have fun? GOOOOGLE your neighbor's......)
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To: Alouette

Cindy Sheehan agrees.


17 posted on 08/15/2005 1:17:14 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Alouette
All of this can be boiled down into 2 words:

"Terrorism pays"

Sharon has rewarded Hamas. In the words of Hesbollah, "the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance".

Note too, that Lahoud (Lebanon) is very concerned about the rights of the Palestinians...meantime, he restricts the movements of Palestinians in Lebanon. The Lebanese are scared to death of the Palestinians.

Jews evicting Jews...and in the vacuum created arises a terrorist Mecca.

18 posted on 08/15/2005 1:17:38 PM PDT by sofaman
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To: Alouette

Sharon is a fool.


19 posted on 08/15/2005 1:18:00 PM PDT by tomahawk (Proud to be an enemy of Islam (check out www.prophetofdoom.net))
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To: sandbar
How did I know this was going to happen.

Wasn't there a MeatLoaf song called "You took the words right out of my mouth" ?

20 posted on 08/15/2005 1:18:09 PM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I love the phrase "occupied territories."

The only "occupied territories" I know about are the portions of Isreal occupied by paleostinian savages.


21 posted on 08/15/2005 1:18:39 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: Alouette

"Keep pulling out until you drown in the Red Sea!  The Air stinks of JOOOOOOSSS!!!"

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

22 posted on 08/15/2005 1:19:07 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Mr. Mojo
But many others see their true plans and like what they see.

Yep.

23 posted on 08/15/2005 1:20:38 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: Nachum

YEP. Just like Adolph told Chamberlain,"Give me the Sudetenland, and I will be satisfied".


24 posted on 08/15/2005 1:22:08 PM PDT by radar101
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To: Alouette

They could help by establishing diplomatic links with Israel first as a sign of goodwill....oh wait, arab regimes and goodwill go together like Hillary clinton and truth.


25 posted on 08/15/2005 1:22:16 PM PDT by Alex Marko
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To: Khashayar

Why then do you think that the Bush administration has invested so much foreign aid assistance and so much in military equipment transfers to Arab states like Iraq, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan if we shouldn't deal with Arabs? I think we have about a $30 billion or so investment in Arabs at the moment.
They've got the oil and the strategic locations. We need the oil and the strategic locations, hence...deals.


26 posted on 08/15/2005 1:25:16 PM PDT by jamese777
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To: Nachum
You mean to tell me that they want more?

The goal of islam is to rule the world, the entire world. Always has been, always will be.

27 posted on 08/15/2005 1:26:05 PM PDT by houeto
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To: Alouette

This is not the way to peace.

This is the way to showing Islamists that if you fly planes into buildings in the United States it only takes four years for Israel to turn over pieces of property.

I wonder if they're deciding what to destroy next in their hopes of gaining Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital?

If I were bin Laden, I would release a video claiming credit for this.


28 posted on 08/15/2005 1:26:23 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: Alouette
Jordan's King Abdullah reacted by urging Palestinians to pull together to prevent anyone from "hampering" Israel's withdrawal, an official statement quoted him as saying to Abbas.

The king also gave his "support to Palestinian Authority efforts to impose its authority on territory evacuated by Israel" calling the withdrawal "a positive step which must lead to a withdrawal from the West Bank".

If the West Bank is part of some "Palestinian State" why didn't your father withdraw from it before he lost it to the IDF?

The fact is that from the post WW-I era, the West bank was to have been Jewish territory. It was taken from the newly declared state of Israel by the Jordanian Arab Legion, which along with the other Arab states in the region, attacked the newly born country of Israel on the date of it's birth.

29 posted on 08/15/2005 1:27:31 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Alouette

Is there anyone who doesn't believe that in less than five years Gaza will be generally acknowldeged as the major staging area for terrorist attacks against Israel?


30 posted on 08/15/2005 1:27:44 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: Alouette
It's the year 2046, and arab leaders are calling for the US to "evacuate" Paterson, New Jersey. After all, they celebrated gleefully by dancing in the streets before noon on 9/11/01


Doogle
31 posted on 08/15/2005 1:28:27 PM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408MMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: Alouette

Good thing that the UN Zionism condemnation of Israel resolution is no longer in place. Thanks John and although the political party that we support tried to stop you from even being at the UN (still claim credit for limiting your effectiveness) American Jewery expect you to win their fight (but don't expect our votes).


32 posted on 08/15/2005 1:28:39 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Blow up a few folks and terrorize their land for some years and you'll be rewarded with land, houses already to move in, along with oodles of orchards and farmed land ready to be the harvested ...INSANE ain't it! The freakin terrorist THUGS won and won big! Sharon is an idiot who betrayed his country men, women and children! I see the Palestine's are already marching in celebration of a victory and burning the Israeli flag along with chants of kicking the Jewish folk into the death sea next and capturing Jerusalem....INSANE decision by Israel govt. officials...freakin insane!!
33 posted on 08/15/2005 1:29:27 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: radar101
YEP. Just like Adolph told Chamberlain,"Give me the Sudetenland, and I will be satisfied".

At least old Adolph *pretended* that he would be satisfied. These Islamanazies only say "We'll kill you if you don't give us what we want now. Then we'll talk about what else we want.". They don't even bother lying about their next step. The only thing they lie about, when speaking for the public record and not in Arabic, is their final "demand", which is for the State of Israel to cease to exist.

34 posted on 08/15/2005 1:31:25 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Doogle
It's the year 2046, and arab leaders are calling for the US to "evacuate" Paterson, New Jersey.

If "Cindy" gets her way, and we pull out from Iraq before the job is done, the event you postulate will occur a lot sooner than 2046, a lot sooner.

35 posted on 08/15/2005 1:33:20 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: Alouette

"For their part, the two Lebanese Shiite groups Amal and Hezbollah issued a joint statement saying 'the routing of the Israeli enemy of Gaza is a high point in the long struggle of the Palestinian resistance.'
They said the withdrawal 'proves the effectiveness of resistance.'

And they are right on both counts.
Israel is committing suicide before our eyes.


36 posted on 08/15/2005 1:33:48 PM PDT by Vicomte13 (Et alors?)
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To: joebuck
in less than five years

Five months. Maybe even five weeks.

37 posted on 08/15/2005 1:35:15 PM PDT by Alouette (Yibaneh Beit HaMikdash bimera b'yamenu, v'ten helkeynu b'Torahtecha)
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To: joebuck
Is there anyone who doesn't believe that in less than five years Gaza will be generally acknowldeged as the major staging area for terrorist attacks against Israel?

I fear that it's inevitable that there's eventually going to be another Arab/Israeli war, only next time there's probably going to be nukes involved, and who knows how many people will be killed when it's all said and done.

There's never going to be peace there until one side or the other is wiped out.

38 posted on 08/15/2005 1:36:06 PM PDT by jpl
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To: Alouette
Gaza is now a nice, well-defined, isolated enemy state.

Israel can destroy it utterly if it becomes necessary.

39 posted on 08/15/2005 1:36:12 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Feelings are not a tool of cognition, therefore they are not a criterion of morality." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Alouette
What has happened with the wall the Israelis have been building? I suspect that after this retreat. They will consolidate their defensible positions behind the wall and declare all of Jersulsem under Israeli control. The few settlements on the frontier (Gaza Strip) were consuming a huge amount of resources to defend the settlers. The "religion of peace" crowd think they have a victory , but it will be a piric victory. Israel will declare all discussion of peace with Palestinians over (go live in Gaza). The final borders will be established by the wall.
40 posted on 08/15/2005 1:38:00 PM PDT by wmfights (lead,follow,or get out of the way)
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To: All

The only way to write peace in the middle east is with blood.

Victory equals peace.


41 posted on 08/15/2005 1:38:33 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: longtermmemmory

I call for Full Israeli bombing.


42 posted on 08/15/2005 1:43:42 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Pitchforks and Lanterns..with a smiley face!)
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To: sandbar

With tears in my eyes, I give Israel 20 years max...


43 posted on 08/15/2005 1:43:51 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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To: cripplecreek
Give em an inch!

I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but when I see pictures of these people being uprooted, unwillingly, from their homes, I'm reminded of our Supreme Court. I don't keep up with Israeli politics though, and maybe these settlers didn't actually purchase the land, or have iron clad ownership rights. But still, the betrayal they feel at the hand of their own government, chills me to the bone.

44 posted on 08/15/2005 1:51:19 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: jamese777

That is wrong!

US has its enemies in her friends and her friends in the enemies....


45 posted on 08/15/2005 1:57:49 PM PDT by Khashayar (No Banana Allowed!)
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To: ArmyTeach
Before Israel goes anywhere, there will a huge number of glow in the dark camels walking around riderless.

Wasn't the pullout called for by the road map? I don't see anything that deviates from the plan.

It's a trap -- Israel pulls out, moves behind their wall, if the terror attacks resume, flat Palestinians. This way Israel takes the high road. The wall has proven to have a big effect on reducing walk-ins. Maybe we should consider building one along our southern border.
46 posted on 08/15/2005 2:01:17 PM PDT by Tarpon
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To: Alouette

Any display of weakness in the face of those who use terror to achieve their goals only results in more terror.

RR knew this, I think Sharon has simply lost his mind.

Or he is setting up the biggest kill zone since the first gulf war. http://deoxy.org/wc/warcrime.htm Please note there is a severe barf alert attached to this link.


47 posted on 08/15/2005 2:05:05 PM PDT by mmercier
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To: Alouette
I know that Sharon is not this stupid. Surely he realizes that the demands will escalate and snowball from here. This is just 'a first step'.

I hope he has a plan to checkmate, because the king is in check and the black pieces are in position.

48 posted on 08/15/2005 2:07:16 PM PDT by Sender (Team Infidel USA)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Typical Bears fans.


49 posted on 08/15/2005 2:09:31 PM PDT by robomurph
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To: joebuck

I would say within 6 months, a year at the most.


50 posted on 08/15/2005 2:16:32 PM PDT by sport
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