'Pause' perhaps needed in Israeli-Palestinian talks: Obama

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unionwv wrote:

Obama purports to tell other nations what’s in their interest, while he denies what Americans want (as THEY define it. Not his in-your-face, collectivist agenda).

Apr 25, 2014 9:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gaius_Baltar wrote:

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that Abbass’ side claims Hamas has agreed to recognize Israel and accept a two-state solution. If so, one obstacle to peace has vanished. So this is good news for peace.

Apr 25, 2014 9:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@gaius Baltar
except the PALinfo site quotes Hamas leader just last night saying-

“Sheikh Hassan Yousef: We will not recognize “Israel” will not abandon the resistance”

/so yeah Haaretz is just repeating Fatah and their delusional “wea re in charge of Palestine” propaganda.

// is there a betting site for this? like odds unity govt will actually from?
Odds Gaza will launch a rocket into Israel in next two weeks?
Odds that that Palestinians will seek peace … who am I kidding no one will bet on that.

Apr 25, 2014 10:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Zigzagtom wrote:

The “peace process” is not worth a bucketful of warm spit. There never was a real chance for “peace” because Israel covets the West Bank and, more important, the United States is firmly in Israel’s pocket. With this perspective, the bringing Hamas into the government is an excellent move. Next steps should include the Palestinians’ petitioning the ICC for membership (and pursuing prosecutions there), and then moving for full status at the United Nations.
Once again, America put itself on the wrong side of history – largely because our political “leaders” lacked both the wisdom and courage to refuse to give up our sovereignty.

Apr 25, 2014 11:15am EDT  --  Report as abuse
beerpatzer wrote:

Gaius: But the question is now “Will Israel ever recognize Hamas?”

Apr 25, 2014 12:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speakerbliss wrote:

I say cut off all aid to Israel and send in UN troops to remove all settlers outside the 1967 borders. People forget it was Israel who launched the 1967 war. It was Israel who attacked the USS Liberty and killed US sailors during the war.

Apr 25, 2014 1:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@BEERpatzer
but Israel, and the EU and Canada, and the US does recognize HAMAS…. as a terrorist organization, which is quite accurate if you read their own websites.
/jihad is terrorism per the prophet’s words Quran (9:29) . if you say different then you are just lying about islam thus Taqqiya.

Apr 25, 2014 1:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
0okm9ijn wrote:

There’s a problem when the unity of the Palestinians becomes the sole reason for Israel to abandon peace talk. Fact is, Israel never wanted the peace talk from the start, it currently enjoys the support of the West’s dominated-Christian communities, military and economic aids from Washington, and a decent military and intelligent industrial growth.

Apr 25, 2014 1:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
kafantaris wrote:

No pause in talks, forget the contradictions. Life and nature itself are full of them and still make do.
“Israel and the Palestinians [can still] advance toward setting up two states for two peoples.”

Apr 25, 2014 2:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Rich_F wrote:

there won’t be peace for israel anyone that tries will fail, in fact the opposite will occur they will become ever more isolated as the forces of darkness manipulate the world against God’s chosen people until he delivers them. this was prophesied over 2,500 years ago.

>>Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. – Zechariah 12:2-3

Apr 25, 2014 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PaulBradley wrote:

@VultureTX

You know, all the ‘labels’ – i.e. “terrorists”, “freedom fighters”, “revolutionaries”, “separatists”, “Jihadists”, etc., etc., . . .

It changes from one day to another just I change my underpants . . . depending what is on that day ‘politically correct’.

Don’t you remember? Israel’s existence has terrorist foundation!!

Apr 25, 2014 3:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
daniel3125 wrote:

That’s all we need in peace talks that have been going on for decades, pause.

Apr 25, 2014 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TruthFair wrote:

PaulBradley

Obviously you did NOT changed your underpants a long time. And stinky flavor and ambre you spread fogged your mind….
Israel’s existence has NOT terrorist foundation….

Apr 25, 2014 3:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

The Administration has a tendency to claim every setback as a desirable development. It reminds me of computer programers who claim every bug in their code is a “feature”.

Apr 25, 2014 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Andvari wrote:

Do we make peace treaties with our friends?!? Ahhh…no. So the reality is that Israel is surrounded by enemies: Hamas, Hezbollah, and every other nation in the Middle East. Hamas doesn’t recognize Israel, but Israel doesn’t recognize Hamas. If you call these terrorist organizations to the table, and work out a treaty with them, isn’t that then a success? Doesn’t that have a greater chance of success than just calling the recognized political entities to the table. Talk to your real enemies, and work out a deal so the rest of us don’t have to the same b.s. for the next 50 years.

Apr 25, 2014 4:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@paulB

moral equivalence attempt is changing the names? really is that all you got.

/tell you what may the next time you get arrested, may you receive palestinian justice.

// what you claim there is no diff;)

Apr 25, 2014 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cassyshoe wrote:

(Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday a “pause” might be needed in U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, suggesting leaders on both sides lacked the will to make the necessary compromises.

(Read: Netanyahu)

Apr 25, 2014 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Andvari wrote:

VultureTX and TruthFair:

Have you not heard of the Irgun or Haganah? They were both labeled terrorist organizations, and both important in the foundation of Israel.

Apr 25, 2014 6:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

This is known as “making lemonade out of lemons.”

Apr 25, 2014 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rgbviews wrote:

Obama: “What we haven’t seen is, frankly, the kind of political will to actually make tough decisions, and that’s been true on both sides.”

I’d say 99% on the Israeli side Mr. Obama.
The Israeli “tough decision” is to conform with international law.
The Palestinian “tough decision”?……….to give up some of it’s legal rights?

Mr. Obama, can you give us a clue of what could be the Palestinian “tough decision”?

Apr 25, 2014 7:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

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Apr 25, 2014 8:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@ANDVARI
SO YOUR POINT?

Apr 25, 2014 11:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@Andvari
that was 70 years ago and if you want I would gladly allow Israel to act like the US did 70 years ago with terrorists.

If you claim moral equivalence because Israel had terrorists in their founding days, well great, you mind if they make you a slave while we are at it, cause that happened in arab lands around that time. since muslims are so backwards looking shall we have the rules of war based on the Quran?

/oh and jews of that time of the Paelstine Mandate did not say they would abide by the Geneva Conventions like the Palestinians have said. Look it up, last irgun attack 1948, Israel signs GC 1949.

//it’s the 21st century terrorism should never be tolerated.
///hint Gahndi got a sovereign nation for his non violent efforts, the violence palestinians have done have only cost them.

Apr 25, 2014 11:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
VultureTX wrote:

@Andvari
that was 70 years ago and if you want I would gladly allow Israel to act like the US did 70 years ago with terrorists.

If you claim moral equivalence because Israel had terrorists in their founding days, well great, you mind if they make you a slave while we are at it, cause that happened in arab lands around that time. since muslims are so backwards looking shall we have the rules of war based on the Quran?

/oh and jews of that time of the Paelstine Mandate did not say they would abide by the Geneva Conventions like the Palestinians have said. Look it up, last irgun attack 1948, Israel signs GC 1949.

//it’s the 21st century terrorism should never be tolerated.
///hint Gahndi got a sovereign nation for his non violent efforts, the violence palestinians have done have only cost them.

Apr 25, 2014 11:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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