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Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, including Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayad, are sunk in gloom over what they perceive as US President Barak Obama repudiation of his promises to them and greater sympathy for the Netanyahu government's side of the Middle East dispute.
This development drew forth Abbas' unequivocal statement in Bethlehem Saturday, Dec. 25: "There will be no Israeli presence in the Palestinian state."
The Palestinian beef is not only with the Americans. In recent weeks, Saudi voices, having criticized the Abbas-Fayyad tactics on peace diplomacy with Israel as inept, have advised them to go for an interim deal as their only realistic option. Moscow too has joined the chorus jarring on Palestinian ears in Ramallah since the senior Russian emissary and lawmaker and close associate of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Margelov held talks with Israeli political and military officials in Tel Aviv last week.
Following those interviews, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman once again declared that the only possible and desirable deal with the Palestinians as things stand to day was an interim accord.
debkafile's sources report the Palestinians believe the tide turned against them in US thinking 10 days earlier on Dec. 15-16 when two senior White House advisers and David Haie arrived for visits to the region.
Most of the Israeli media are still highlighting as comment by Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer Sunday at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday. He said he wouldn't be surprised if the United States recognized a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders before the end of the coming year.
Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
reply to post by 2manyquestions
I think you also made a very good point. I believe Obama is not a real Muslim, and I also believe that Obama is not calling the shots. I have no proof of what Obama's religion is, and it does not matter to me, but I am very confident that he is not the decision maker in his administration. Who makes the decision? Sorry but I do not have a clue
Originally posted by ufoorbhunter
reply to post by burntheships
They are not going back to 1967.
The most interesting part is the Al-Aqsa mosque.The day it gets destroyed so that israelis could revive the solomon temple, that's when the real war starts.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by ufoorbhunter
I agree, and appreciate your comments.
I do think there is coming a time when Israel will make a deal for a different future.
They wont go back, but change is coming.
Originally posted by bigyin
How does this work with the increasing number of countries recognising Palestine within the 67 borders ?
Originally posted by Solomons
reply to post by ufoorbhunter
And all those countries apart from the USA support Israel retreating back to their legally defined pre june 1967 borders, every year at the UN...although it is more likely that the USA and the handful of random countries who vote against the resolution vs the rest of the world is nothing but an attempt at turning the USA in to a giant lightning rod to attract all the negative attention from doing so.edit on 27-12-2010 by Solomons because: (no reason given)