As hope withers, Palestinian president heads to Washington

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PaulBradley wrote:

“. . . . . hurdles to a deal have also emerged, particularly Netanyahu’s demand that Abbas recognizes Israel as a Jewish state.”

NOTHING new “emerged”! It’s an ‘old Zionist song’.

Israel agreeing to ‘negotiations’ were only Zionist ploy to prevent the Palestinians from taking their statehood battle to United Nations agencies and international courts. The Palestinians should do it now since there is absolutely NO Israeli desire to have peace nor “two-state solution”. All you have to do is read the Likud’s party Charter and understand the Israeli Zionist government’s agenda. It’s really self explanatory . . . .

Mar 14, 2014 9:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

If Abu Mazen (Abbas) won’t even recognize Israel as a Jewish state, then what is the point? Moreover, he represents only one faction of Palestinians. The other factions, such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad, won’t even condescend to negotiate. So, again, what is the point?

Mar 14, 2014 10:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

“Palestinian refugees” if there is such a term have no rights as there are no such people. Neither do those who want to be rewarded by getting the land back they lost due to their own choice in trying to wipe Israel off the map in the 1967 conflict and losing.

Palestine was never an Arab entity and never belonged to the Arabs so let’s just stop with revisionist history. At the time of the rise of Zionism the Arab population in Palestine was 250,000 of whom the great majority were newcomers. What is more very few were land owners. They were debt-ridden peasants, nomads and Bedouins. Turkey owned 72% of the land. Sovereignty over the land was transferred to England and ownership passed to Israel, under international law, in 1948. 8.6% of the land was owned privately by Jews, 3.3% by Arabs who lived in Israel and 16.5% by Arabs who had left the land many years before.

The UN Partition Resolution offered the Arabs LIVING IN PALESTINE a state alongside the Jewish state. The Arabs of Palestine – and the surrounding countries – REJECTED the UN offer. Instead, on 14 May, 1948, five Arab nations invaded with the intention of destroying the Jewish state. In other words, it was the Palestinians and five Arab countries that tried, by destroying the Jewish state, to steal the land from the Jews.

Mar 14, 2014 10:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
breezinthru wrote:

There is no reason to trust the Israelis. They keep building settlements that make a contiguous Palestinian state impossible.

Mar 14, 2014 12:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnyboone wrote:

Israel will continue expanding building settlements on land that Palestinians want for a future state. Israel will continue as an apartheid state. They are supported by the U.S. in this policy. The only solution is for continued boycotting of Israel in all areas. There will soon be an apps for your phone that will list products etc. to be more knowledgeable and help to bring Israel into the world of nations that respect justice and equality of all peoples.

Mar 15, 2014 2:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
johnnyboone wrote:

Israel will continue expanding building settlements on land that Palestinians want for a future state. Israel will continue as an apartheid state. They are supported by the U.S. in this policy. The only solution is for continued boycotting of Israel in all areas. There will soon be an apps for your phone that will list products etc. to be more knowledgeable and help to bring Israel into the world of nations that respect justice and equality of all peoples.

Mar 15, 2014 2:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse

All the Muzlums visit Obama, the welfare queen, when broke – Dubya wouldnt give them a visa

Mar 15, 2014 3:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
inMyView wrote:

So Israel isn`t wholly Jewish and Palestine isn`t wholly Arabic states. Could Pres. M.Abbas agree with me on these terms ?

Mar 15, 2014 3:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
TBellchambers wrote:

Mr Cameron’s odd memory failure, this week, in Israel

In an extraordinary speech to Israel’s Knesset, this week, (that could have been written by Binyamin Netanyahu himself), David Cameron, the British Prime Minister apparently somehow forgot that Israel’s illegal settlement program has deliberately prevented the establishment of a Palestinian state and aborted numerous attempts at peace, over the years, including the present talks instituted by US Secretary, John Kerry.

Mr Cameron uttered not a single word in his entire speech about the ILLEGALITY OF THE SETTLEMENTS IN THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES OF THE WEST BANK, EAST JERUSALEM AND THE GOLAN HEIGHTS that have been UNCONDITIONALLY CONDEMNED BY BOTH THE UN AND THE EU as a violation of international law and the Geneva Conventions on Human Rights. This is notwithstanding that the UK, (of which Mr Cameron is Prime Minister), is a full member of the European Community and bound by its laws and regulations.

So what could Mr Cameron have been thinking about when he delivered his obsequious and grovelling speech of praise for Mr Netanyahu’s illegal policies in the Occupied Territories, that have been universally condemned?

Perhaps it could have had something to do with last week’s US – ISRAEL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ACT of 2014 that virtually incorporates Israel as the 51st State of the Union. And David Cameron certainly does not want to upset either the United States or its newest acquisition, courtesy of the AIPAC lobby.

Furthermore, Mr Cameron omitted to mention the fact that the IDF had killed one or more civilian Palestinians, (including a Jordanian judge), on every day last week, on various pretences, in a tactic intended to provoke Arab retaliation – which it did – thereby giving Mr Netanyahu his much needed excuse to pull-out of the current Kerry sponsored peace talks when the time is opportune.

Something certainly smells.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/03/12/full-transcript-uk-prime-minister-david-camerons-speech-at-israels-knesset-2014/

Mar 15, 2014 3:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:

Since the latest polls show that a majority of people everywhere have no confidence in Obama anymore, why does “the Messiah” think his incessant talk, in this case with the Palestinians, will be persuasive in ISRAEL?

Mar 15, 2014 9:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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