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Rev. Jackson Offers to Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
FoxNews.com ^ | 3/27/02 | Teri Schultz

Posted on 03/27/2002 1:10:37 PM PST by Jean S

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:33:03 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is contemplating involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and has had "private conversations" with both sides about the possibility, according to Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition office.

Jackson initiated the idea and the telephone conversations with the two sides, according to sources familiar with the conversations.


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1 posted on 03/27/2002 1:10:37 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
Of course he does.
2 posted on 03/27/2002 1:12:50 PM PST by lepton
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To: JeanS
Hassan Abdel Rahman, the Palestinian representative in Washington, said he had not heard about Jackson's overture, but added Jackson certainly "has plenty of phone numbers" of Palestinians in the region.

I'm not a bit surprised.

3 posted on 03/27/2002 1:13:31 PM PST by hellinahandcart
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To: JeanS
The pentultimate example of throwing gasoline on a roaring fire.
4 posted on 03/27/2002 1:14:35 PM PST by TexasNative2000
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To: JeanS
I wonder if he'd autograph my copy of Shakedown?
T
5 posted on 03/27/2002 1:15:58 PM PST by AzJP
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To: JeanS
Jesse must sense there is a buck to be made in this......

Shakedown going international!!!

6 posted on 03/27/2002 1:16:06 PM PST by Dog
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To: JeanS
How big of a "fee" did he demand for his services?
7 posted on 03/27/2002 1:16:26 PM PST by NorseWood
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To: JeanS
No thanks. We'd end up paying reparations to suicide bombers families and Israeli businesses would be hoodwinked into hiring PLO employees in executive positions.
8 posted on 03/27/2002 1:17:09 PM PST by TADSLOS
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To: JeanS
Sure Jesse. Go ahead. Please!Go right now! Go! Go! Go!

HERE! I HAVE A SHIRT FOR YOU TO WEAR. PUT IT ON WHEN YOU GET THERE:

9 posted on 03/27/2002 1:17:14 PM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: JeanS
"The Rev. Jesse Jackson is contemplating involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute." BAHWAHWAHWAHWAH. I always wanted to say that.
10 posted on 03/27/2002 1:17:21 PM PST by Bahbah
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To: JeanS
Oh Good Grief .. Jesse do us all a favor and GO AWAY
11 posted on 03/27/2002 1:17:59 PM PST by Mo1
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To: AzJP
Is Shakedown worth reading? I've got a pile of books to get through but I've been considering reading that one.
12 posted on 03/27/2002 1:18:07 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
I wonder what Jesse thinks of the thousands of black Jews that Israel rescued from Africa and who are being killed alongside other Jews?
13 posted on 03/27/2002 1:19:00 PM PST by conserv13
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To: JeanS
Where is the barf alert?

vaudine

14 posted on 03/27/2002 1:19:59 PM PST by vaudine
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To: JeanS

15 posted on 03/27/2002 1:20:05 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: JeanS
You got to read it.
16 posted on 03/27/2002 1:20:49 PM PST by bybybill
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To: JeanS
I thought the headline Rev. Jackson Offers to Mediate Israeli-Palestinian Conflict was the lead-in to a joke.

Jackson is a joke, isn't he?

17 posted on 03/27/2002 1:21:55 PM PST by syriacus
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To: NorseWood
Damm! You beat me to it. That was what I was going to say! But you are correct!
18 posted on 03/27/2002 1:23:56 PM PST by proudofthesouth
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To: JeanS
I love the fact this was posted under Crime/Corruption. Very approrpiate!
19 posted on 03/27/2002 1:24:26 PM PST by AzSteven
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To: JeanS
This race-baiting hustler should never ever be permitted to think he can conduct foreign policy or its equivalent for the United States of America.

For once in this con artist's life, he should start addressing the pathologies of his own ethnic group, starting with such cultural indicators as illegitimate birth rates and crime rates, though we all know he doesn't practice what he preaches in either area.

20 posted on 03/27/2002 1:25:16 PM PST by Hibernius Druid
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To: Dog
he wants a piece of the action.
21 posted on 03/27/2002 1:25:40 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: JeanS
Now we are saved.
22 posted on 03/27/2002 1:26:27 PM PST by conserve-it
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To: isthisnickcool
...let him go, but make sure he wears that shirt!
23 posted on 03/27/2002 1:28:50 PM PST by mystery-ak
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To: AzSteven
I love the fact this was posted under Crime/Corruption. Very approrpiate!

Any post about Jesse automatically belongs in Crime/Corruption by default!

24 posted on 03/27/2002 1:29:59 PM PST by Jean S
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To: JeanS
OMG doesn't he have enough on his plate mediating between Karen and Mrs. Jackson. The man's a glutton for punishment.
25 posted on 03/27/2002 1:30:31 PM PST by swheats
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To: JeanS
Yes, IMO.
I am a readaholic.
The details of how he started, his brothers, the techniques used, especially the details of his prior trips to Africa were fascinating.
The book is fascinating, and easy and quick to read. But it isn't a keeper.
I got it via amazon.com.
T
26 posted on 03/27/2002 1:31:22 PM PST by AzJP
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To: JeanS
IMHO, Chucky the Clown would do a better job.
27 posted on 03/27/2002 1:31:53 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: JeanS
Who's he going to bring along with him? Louis Farrakhan?

Sheesh, Jesse is the LAST thing that area needs. (This amends my previous statement of "Sheesh, GERALDO is the LAST thing that area needs.")

28 posted on 03/27/2002 1:33:05 PM PST by Catspaw
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To: JeanS
maybe the other pimp Sharpton could also join in.
29 posted on 03/27/2002 1:34:10 PM PST by Eternal_Bear
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To: JeanS
Please Please GO!
30 posted on 03/27/2002 1:34:41 PM PST by xfmrman
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To: JeanS
Yes, I'm sure Mr. "Hymietown" would approach the dispute very objectively, too.
31 posted on 03/27/2002 1:35:17 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: JeanS
A real reverend would know that peace in the Middle East will not be achieved until the Prince of Peace establishes it. If jesse does go, now would be a good time for the INS to finally secure our borders before he attempts a return.
32 posted on 03/27/2002 1:39:52 PM PST by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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To: JeanS

Shakedown going international!!!


33 posted on 03/27/2002 1:47:19 PM PST by vannrox
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To: hellinahandcart
"Now listen heah---You Jews be packin' yo bags, and I will go and see if I can negotiate you all safe passage through the Palestinian homeland on yo way out."----
Algonquin J. Calhoun, personal attorney to Rev. Jackson handling the negotiations
34 posted on 03/27/2002 1:47:33 PM PST by San Jacinto
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To: JeanS
This is Jesse "Hymietown" Jackson, folks. The same man who has said quite a few flattering things about Arafat and Afafat's thugs. The same man who has dedicated his life to dividing the American people and shaking down corporations for money, the same man who lies every time he opens his mouth, the same man who wants to keep blacks forever in slavery so that he can exploit their plight... and yet the media treats him as if he was actually relevant and in fact still calls him by his title of "Reverend". The U.S. would be better served were the media to simply ignore this con-man.
35 posted on 03/27/2002 1:48:29 PM PST by waxhaw
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To: JeanS
IMHO, his time would be better spent bonding with the son he has fathered out of wedlock and since ignored.

What kind of man turns his back on his own child?

This is not the person I want representing our country in any kind of mediation. Now if the Reverend Jesse Peterson offered his services, I'd accept his offer in a heartbeat!

36 posted on 03/27/2002 1:48:57 PM PST by EODGUY
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To: JeanS
Sorry, Jesse, we have Zinni.
37 posted on 03/27/2002 1:49:44 PM PST by Salvation
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To: EODGUY
son=child

My wife informs me the child Jackson fathered and has since ignored may have been a daughter.

38 posted on 03/27/2002 1:52:04 PM PST by EODGUY
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To: JeanS
Last time Jackson was seeking a role in an overseas conflict — with the Taliban — he called Secretary of State Colin Powell to discuss it. It was never revealed how Powell responded to Jackson's idea, but Jackson's diplomatic role did not come to fruition.

Right...we all know that Bush told him to take a hike on that one and he did not mean to Afghanistan.

39 posted on 03/27/2002 1:52:41 PM PST by ravingnutter
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To: JeanS
Found it...

WASHINGTON — Jesse Jackson's offer to lead a "peace delegation" to negotiate with Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia to hand over Osama bin Laden is receiving a cool reception from the Bush administration. But Jackson says he is still considering the trip. "We are waiting for more information," Jackson told CNN on Thursday afternoon. The United States has demanded that the Taliban turn over bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11. Secretary of State Colin Powell and White House chief of staff Andy Card said Thursday that Jackson is "free to travel" as a U.S. citizen, but it is unlikely that talks would be productive.

"The president has told the world what the Taliban is expected to do," Card said. "There is no negotiation. Jesse Jackson could be most constructive helping to demonstrate how the United States and the rest of the world do not want to allow terrorists to terrorize any free country."

USA Today

40 posted on 03/27/2002 1:57:53 PM PST by ravingnutter
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Heres an idea,send Jeseeeee to the middle east to negotiate.While he is out of the country revoke his passport so he cant get back in.Then depose Arafat and put Jeseeeeee in his place.Let him shakedown the Saudis.Keep him confined to Gaza or Ramallah and slowly he'll fade away.
41 posted on 03/27/2002 1:58:55 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: JeanS
It just might work. People will do almost anything to get Jesse Jackson to leave them alone. All Jesse has to do is threaten to not leave until there's an agreement, but he'd better be careful; the agreement might be to just shoot Jesse and be done with him.
42 posted on 03/27/2002 2:00:05 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: JeanS
If you want to get the Jews and Palestinians to make peace, just send JJ over there to try to shake them both down. You know, the whole "common enemy" thing...
43 posted on 03/27/2002 2:04:32 PM PST by The Old Hoosier
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To: JeanS
I say let's send over the good Rev. Jackson, and station him right on the border.
44 posted on 03/27/2002 2:05:39 PM PST by jpl
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And furthermore...

The White House was urging him not to go and the Taliban said it had not asked him to... The minister and former presidential candidate said he received an invitation Wednesday from a Taliban spokesman and immediately notified Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, President Bush's national security adviser.

The Taliban ambassador to Pakistan was quoted as saying Thursday that Jackson had initiated the offer, not the militia.

Court TV

Hey Jesse, this is not the Clinton WH anymore!

45 posted on 03/27/2002 2:05:56 PM PST by ravingnutter
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The big thing that drives me nuts about " The Rev" is the media just lets him get away with all the nonsense. This guy is so openly corupt yet he is never called on anything. Be that as it may, GWB should let him travel to the mideast. Now,about a return ticket," ah, Jessie, ah, we got some bad news"
46 posted on 03/27/2002 2:06:39 PM PST by bybybill
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To: JeanS
bunch of crap...why is this guy always floating to the top...
47 posted on 03/27/2002 2:09:42 PM PST by in the Arena
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To: JeanS
Let me make sure I have this straight now: One of the recognized leaders of the most out of control and violent elements in American society is volunteering to go to the Mideast and help them control their violence. Well, that certainly makes sense.
48 posted on 03/27/2002 2:09:50 PM PST by elwoodp
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To: JeanS
Waiting with credit card in hand to be advised re: his choice of airlines....
49 posted on 03/27/2002 2:10:47 PM PST by tracer
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Hassan Abdel Rahman, the Palestinian representative in Washington, said he had not heard about Jackson's overture,

Sounds like the Taliban Invitation Scandal that the press never followed up on. Why kill their angry-man, newspaper selling creation. Also shades of the bloody shirt. Jackson is a prima donna. His self-importance knows no bounds.

Taliban government denies inviting Jackson

50 posted on 03/27/2002 2:12:27 PM PST by Shermy
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