Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Balancing Peace in the Middle East" or Tacitly Legalizing the Israeli Settlements?

They need to show Abbas and the PA in a better light when Israel's false moratorium on settlement building expires. They need to keep the PA at the table until it does what no Palestinian representative will ever do.
Allow me to explain my humble opinion here:
Negotiating and compromising over how much settlement construction is tolerated, even if it is a single expansion of one room on top of one single settlement housing unit, is nothing but a tacit recognition of the legality of the already constructed settlements, including those about to be built. Israel can then achieve its dream of one more stage in the zionist project without having to give one inch back to the Palestinians while the charade goes on. It is an extremely dangerous step for the Palestinians, and must be stopped at all costs

Balancing peace in the Middle East:

"AlJazeeraEnglish | September 14, 2010

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have entered a second round of direct Middle East talks in the past two weeks, but in the end both sides could only agree to talk again on Wednesday.

The negotiations in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh were attended by senior US officials including Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, and George Mitchell, the US Middle East envoy.

Clinton and Mitchell both expressed optimism over the direction of the talks, but did not say if any tangible progress had been made.

Al Jazeera's Ayman Mohyeldin reports. (Sept 15, 2010)

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