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Part of the reason, he said, was that Israel is seeking to persuade the Palestinians to drop their initiative to win U.N. recognition of their state next month, something the Palestinians are doing out of frustration with stalled peace efforts.
Originally posted by LightAssassin
reply to post by bigyin
You've always got to give peace an opportunity.
Both those nations have young people who are no doubt sick of the fighting and violence and just want to live normal productive lives.
We're all the same, wanting the same things.
Give peace a chance.
The official, who has been briefed on the talks... emphasized that Israel would not withdraw from all of the West Bank.
Originally posted by tribaltrip
If this happens I will pay pal everyone on this thread 10$.
Mark my words.
Come on, we all know this will never happen- not as they make it out to be.
I find it odd this follows the protests that apperantly revolved around economic issues.
And if it did happen (which it won't without a war), it would not last long. Hate to dump on the parade.
But keep in mind. This a very important strategic location on the planet- it will not be given up.
Didn't the obama admin admit something about dropping financial support to Israel near the years end?
Originally posted by bigyin
OMG this is just such BS.
What like they just suddenly decide to about turn and do what everyone has been asking for for ages ?
Do they think we button up the back ?
Obviously they are running scared of the fast approaching September UN decision on a Palestine State.
I hope the Pals give em two fingers and tell em to gtf
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
What? Israel is thinking about maybe possibly honoring its legally mandated responsibilities, after more than forty years, conditionally?
It's a step. A teensy-tiny, miniscule, toe-in-the-water step. But I guess even such a miniscule, conditional change in policy is, well, something. Progress by microns is progress, I suppose