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Kerry trying to build support for new Israel peace talks
Washington Post ^ | Updated: Monday, April 8, 12:55 PM | Anne Gearan

Posted on 04/08/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by haffast

JERUSALEM — Secretary of State John F. Kerry worked Monday to build support for new Arab-Israeli peace talks that would establish an independent Palestinian state and settle many other old Mideast grievances.

The Obama administration hopes to prod Israel and the Palestinians to return to talks, and to use a comprehensive regional peace plan written a decade ago by Arab leaders as a template, U.S. and other officials said.

Israel has never agreed to the Arab League plan, and several of the countries that once signed it are now under new leadership. Putting it back on the table is meant to galvanize Arab support and draw in Muslim partner Turkey, but it is not clear how much of the original document could be a basis for new talks.

“Kerry asked us to change a few words in the Arab Peace Initiative but we refused,” chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told the Voice of Palestine radio station Sunday.

Kerry is trying to jump-start talks after a lull lasting most of the past four years. This is his third trip to the region in as many weeks.

The 2002 Arab Peace Initiative would exchange a comprehensive peace and a renunciation of further Arab land claims for an Israeli withdrawal from land it captured in the 1967 Mideast war.

It is widely assumed that the plan’s call for a return to the region’s 1967 borders would have to be modified to account for Israeli settlements close to the old line. Israel would presumably trade other land for that West Bank territory, in what past peace negotiators have called “agreed swaps.”

Arab officials have said that the United States wants to change the plan’s language on borders and to add more security commitments between Arab states and Israel.

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Kerry told reporters Monday that he and President Obama see a window for restarting a peace effort but have no illusions about the difficulties of trying.

“Time is running out on this possibility,” Kerry said.

Windows and doors are closing.......

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1 posted on 04/08/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

“Kerry trying to build support for new Israel peace talks”

Oy vey. Well, we know that it is coming; it has been foretold and so shall it be fulfilled.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 10:40:10 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: haffast

Anything coming from this anti-Semite and anti-Semitic administration should be looked at very carefully.


3 posted on 04/08/2013 10:42:33 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: F15Eagle

The “peace” talks usually go something like:

“Israel, you have to give up more land. I don’t know, a bunch of it. And Palestinians, you can keep shooting rockets into Israel, sending in suicide bombers, whatever you want. Let’s try that for a year and if you’re still not happy, it’s Israel’s fault.”


4 posted on 04/08/2013 10:49:43 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: F15Eagle

Every time they butt into Israel’s affair something catastrophic happens in the U.S.


5 posted on 04/08/2013 10:51:47 AM PDT by Newfy
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To: haffast

You cannot have peace with a people who teach their children that one day they will kill you all.


6 posted on 04/08/2013 10:51:48 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Newfy

Half of America doesn’t realize what happened to it in 2008 and again in 2012.


7 posted on 04/08/2013 10:54:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: laweeks

BiBi has had his chances to tell obammy and this administration to pound sand and failed to do so.
Israel should have launched a nuke against Tehran years ago from a sub and didn’t.
American Jews support this anti-American anti_Israel Marxist mooselimb punk, why should we give a damn about Israel if the Jews don’t ???


8 posted on 04/08/2013 10:57:57 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

Be nice if the Palestinians opted to trade land for peace;

or offered a cease fire;

or to provide free medical care to Israelis;

or stopped using ambulances to ferry ammunition;

or any of those other small gestures which might suggest a desire for peace...


9 posted on 04/08/2013 11:11:20 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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” This is his third trip to the region in as many weeks.”

Maybe he ought to be focusing on Korea?


10 posted on 04/08/2013 11:15:55 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Joe Boucher

For these reasons, if none other:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=zechariah%2014:1-3&version=KJV

Zechariah 14:1-3
King James Version (KJV)

1 Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.

2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=zechariah%2012:1-3&version=KJV

Zechariah 12:1-3
King James Version (KJV)

1 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.


11 posted on 04/08/2013 11:17:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: haffast

“Kerry said he is taking a deliberate, step-by-step approach of consulting with all sides, but he would not give details of anything he is asking Israel or the Palestinians to do. He said he will not be ruled by artificial deadlines or time limits for talks, something some past negotiations have tried to impose. “

How transparent of him....


12 posted on 04/08/2013 11:21:18 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: CondorFlight

They’ve been brainwashed from birth to believe the Jews use their blood in their matza


13 posted on 04/08/2013 3:46:50 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: F15Eagle

*I am aware of all that the Bible says in regards to Christians and Israel.
Just wish them Jews would support their f-ing homeland instead of pushing a B.S. peace for land that ain’t gonna happen./
Them mooseies want only to eradicate them Jews.


14 posted on 04/08/2013 3:48:51 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Joe Boucher

The non-Remnant and the Remnant have to go through the Time of Jacob’s Trouble before they will wake up (Jeremiah 30:7).

It will only be that period of Great Tribulation after the Antichrist reveals himself at mid-Tribulation, that they wake up.


15 posted on 04/08/2013 4:53:59 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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