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Palestine: More Straight TalkingóLess Doublespeak
Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | David Singer

Posted on 08/13/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT by Sean_Anthony

Western democracies supporting this disingenuous state of affairs should hang their heads in shame. Unless they engage in more straight talking and less doublespeak-- any negotiated two-state solution will remain pure fantasy

The well-publicised “secret meeting” recently held in Jordan between Israel’s newest negotiations Minister Silvan Shalom and perennial PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat is but the latest in a 20 years old meaningless talkfest that has seen little tangible signs of ending the 100 years old Jewish-Arab conflict—despite two offers made by Israel in 2000/2001 and 2008 and rejected by the Palestinian Authority.

Talks have been conducted on Israel’s side within a framework comprising the 1993 Oslo Accords and the 2003 Bush Roadmap (with 14 documented Israeli reservations.)

Mahmoud Abbas’s approach to those Israeli reservations should have sounded alarm bells from the start:

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: doublespeak; palestine; twostate

1 posted on 08/13/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

>>”Palestine: More Straight Talking—Less Doublespeak”<<

This is one of the rare times I’ve seen the headline include the word “Palestine”. That word seemed so much in the past.

I’m very impartial regarding the Palestinian and Israeli issue. But as long as it exists, and thus far it has existed since end of WW2, it will be USED by many for an ongoing conflict, which benefits others but not the ones living in that specific part of the world. Frankly, that’s 1 reason we haven’t seen a workable solution... in what? 70 years.


2 posted on 08/13/2015 5:02:23 PM PDT by odds
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To: Sean_Anthony

The Palestinians will never accept a 2-state “solution”. They have had many opportunities in the past to get a state of their own and have repudiated every one. It’s all or nothing with them.


3 posted on 08/13/2015 6:00:41 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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