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|12 months ago :: Jun 09, 2012 - 7:31PM #1|
So the man who has steadfastly refused to neogitate a peace agreement has decided that he is not ready ot negotiate a peace agreement. Who is that man? Mahmoud Abas! So why is it that the media, Europe and the U.N. keep blaming Bibi?
That is the $60,000 question. And the answer is . . .
Abbas not ready to return to table with Israel, Palestinian official says
Meeting new demands by Palestinian president won’t mean restarting negotiations, PLO officer clarifies
Recent comments by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he would set new conditions for talks with Israel do not mean he is ready for peace talks, a Palestinian official said Saturday, German news agency DPA reported.
Abbas on Friday told French President Francois Hollande that he would seek an Israeli promise to release Palestinian prisoners and free up guns for security forces as preconditions for talks.
Abbas had previously demanded a freeze in settlement building and Israeli acceptance of the 1967 borders as a starting point before coming to the negotiating table.
Abbas’ comments Friday were not meant to construe willingness to begin negotiations with Israel, though, said Wasel Abu Yousef, a member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
“What President Abbas had meant by this was not return to negotiations,” he said, according to DPA . ”It will be only dialogue to urge Netanyahu to stop settlements, and not negotiations.”
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Well at least the Arabs are consistent - no peace, no recognition,
Tell me again why Israel is the unreasonable party?