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Obama plans to bring Palestinians and Israelis face to face at UN
Times UK ^ | August 26, 2009 | Catherine Philp

Posted on 08/26/2009 11:58:25 AM PDT by SolidWood

Obama plans to bring Palestinians and Israelis face to face at UN

Catherine Philp, Diplomatic Correspondent

President Obama plans to bring Israeli and Palestinian leaders together for a face-to-face meeting at the United Nations General Assembly next month in a bid to revive long-stalled peace talks.

Plans for the meeting are being drawn up despite the failure of Mr Obama’s special envoy George Mitchell to strike a compromise over Jewish settlements that would allow the resumption of the negotiations, which were abandoned in March.

Washington is backing Palestinian calls for a freeze on settlement activity as a precondition to talks, leading to a rare public falling out with Israel.

In his talks with Mr Mitchell in London today, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, failed to win the compromise he was seeking, which would exempt settlements in East Jerusalem and continue to allow “natural growth” of existing West Bank settlements.

Israel views the proposed meeting between Mr Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, as a way of luring the Palestinians into talks by the back door without bending to their preconditions.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; obama; palestine; un

1 posted on 08/26/2009 11:58:25 AM PDT by SolidWood
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To: SolidWood

I wish him good luck with that.


2 posted on 08/26/2009 11:59:49 AM PDT by Lucretia Borgia (I will be happy to show Obama the same respect the Democrats gave Reagan, Bush, and Palin.)
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To: SolidWood

Maybe Mohamed Ali still has some ‘Hoobie Dust’ he can give Obama to sprinkle around for THAT meeting.... shazaammm.... success!!!!


3 posted on 08/26/2009 12:01:48 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Stay together, pay the soldiers and forget everything else" Lucius Septimus Severus)
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To: SolidWood

I’m sure the Israelis know not to let Hussein get behind their back.


4 posted on 08/26/2009 12:01:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: SolidWood

Like...they don’t get to see each other face to face over there? I don’t get it.


5 posted on 08/26/2009 12:05:59 PM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: SolidWood

Washington is backing Palestinian calls for a freeze on settlement activity as a precondition to talks, leading to a rare public falling out with Israel.

Don’t ya just love Obama, he’s willing to talk to Iran with
no preconditions but Israel is another story...

I will be sooo glad when he is impeached...


6 posted on 08/26/2009 12:09:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SolidWood

I like that! He brings them face to face, in the courts of muslims and dictators!

That makes great sense, it validate everything. Smooth work Barry - o


7 posted on 08/26/2009 12:12:27 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: himno hero

validates


8 posted on 08/26/2009 12:13:07 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: SolidWood
Whats he gonna do, make ‘em kiss and make up??

“Insufferable arrogance” way understates this guy.

9 posted on 08/26/2009 12:13:50 PM PDT by tbpiper (Obamacare + The Elderly = Shovel Ready Projects)
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To: SolidWood

Gee, I didn’t know Hamas had a country, and was a member at the UN. So how does Obama propose to bring a certified terrorist group to this imaginary table?

Not to mention Israel, who should rightly refuse to be part of this lame brains dog and pony show.


10 posted on 08/26/2009 12:14:32 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SolidWood

How do you spell NAIVE?


11 posted on 08/26/2009 12:15:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (America's awkward stage: too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: SolidWood

Sounds like he wants to be Sinatra bringing Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis back together.


12 posted on 08/26/2009 12:19:56 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SolidWood

ROTFLMAO!!


13 posted on 08/26/2009 12:19:59 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

All for UN, and UN for all.


14 posted on 08/26/2009 12:21:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Liberty Ship
What i don't get, is what the seating arrangements will be at the UN general assembly. Do Hamas "Palestinians" people sit on the laps of Egypt, Syrian, Lebanon represetitives?

Maybe Obama will bring them folding chairs and set thm up in the corner?

What flag will they fly?

Shouldn't they be arrested on the spot if they show up?

So many questions....

15 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:14 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SolidWood; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


16 posted on 08/26/2009 12:27:47 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SolidWood

PM Netanyahu should not be negotiating with George Mitchell. He should send a trusted minister. He is a head of state.

“Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, failed to win the compromise he was seeking, which would exempt settlements in East Jerusalem and continue to allow “natural growth” of existing West Bank settlements. “

Who failed to win the compromise? It seems to me the US was the one who lost this argument.


17 posted on 08/26/2009 1:50:09 PM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: Lucretia Borgia

Face-to-Face?

Peeeyuuu!


18 posted on 08/26/2009 3:36:05 PM PDT by IDFbunny
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President Obama plans to bring Israeli and Palestinian leaders together for a face-to-face meeting

Well, that's only been going on for a couple decades or so.

19 posted on 08/26/2009 4:55:10 PM PDT by SJackson (the number-one job facing the middle class...a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S. Jobs)
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President Obama plans to bring Israeli and Palestinian leaders together for a face-to-face meeting at the United Nations General Assembly next month in a bid to revive long-stalled peace talks.
One thing I liked about Gerald Ford was, when he fell down a flight of stairs, he did so literally rather than figuratively, and when it happened, he not only didn't know it was coming, he also wasn't trying to do it, and wasn't going to destroy the United States in the process.
20 posted on 08/26/2009 5:18:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SJackson

October 16, 1998

THE PIECE ACCORD

Piece broke out in Israel once again today.
The banquet followed swiftly and was done.
The Secretary savored the aroma.
The Veep chawed it like brown tobacco plug.
The PM had to swallow it despite the bulkiness.
The President devoured it like a cream-filled
Tasty Twinkie.
The Chairman sh$& it out,
And Hamas turned the switch to flush it down.
The bombs went off somewhere again.
Somebody little died and earned 900 seconds
Of moot fame
Again again again again again.
And everyone was hungry for a piece just like before.


21 posted on 08/26/2009 11:12:18 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: dervish

“Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, failed to win the compromise he was seeking, which would exempt settlements in East Jerusalem and continue to allow “natural growth” of existing West Bank settlements. “

“Who failed to win the compromise? It seems to me the US was the one who lost this argument.”

Netanyahu is playing rope-a-dope with Obama and Mitchell. He’s playing them, and rightly so. Just keep playing them until they are no longer in office or lose any power they momentarily have im either the Senate and/or in the House during the midp-term elections. Bibi will outfox them at every turn.


22 posted on 08/27/2009 2:35:41 AM PDT by flaglady47 (Defend Glenn Beck.)
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To: flaglady47

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2325688/posts

more news. Bibi did well.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 9:07:21 AM PDT by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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