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Friday, January 29, 2010

'Palestinians' afraid Netanyahu wants to cut a deal?

Sever Plocker on why the 'Palestinians' refuse to negotiate with Netanyahu.
The difficulty to explain the current Palestinian position has reached all the way to the White House. Those who carefully read the full Obama interview with Time Magazine realize that he has lost patience with the Palestinians’ elusive conduct. Officials around Obama have spoken harshly: They charged that the Palestinians humiliated the president and screwed up his policy.

What prompts the Palestinian leadership to adopt such stubborn refusal and shun the initiative of a US Administration that may be the most convenient for them? The Palestinians do not wish to negotiate with Netanyahu because they perceive him as a practical politician seeking practical solutions; this is the kind of mess the current Palestinian leadership wishes to stay away from. It doesn’t even want to get close to it.

Palestinian leaders did not mind talks with former PM Olmert, because they knew he had no mandate to finalize any deal, and certainly not a “final-status agreement” which the talks focused on. They in fact liked the futile talks and arguments. Yet when the possibility of a practical agreement first came up and they had to respond to it, they left the talks and did not return.

In the backdrop to the talks with Olmert and Livni was the Bush Administration, which the entire Arab world loved to hate, and whose involvement could be used to explain the failure. Yet with Obama and Bibi negotiations can take a different path. Both of them are politicians who seek results and who are unwilling to waste time on verbal and ideological quarrels.
I disagree. The reason that the 'Palestinians' are not talking to Netanyahu is that they know he will not offer them 100% of what they seek. And they haven't prepared their 'people' for anything else.


At 1:25 AM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

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At 2:38 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

And even 100% still wouldn't lead them to make peace with Israel.

At 3:38 AM, Blogger MUSHI said...

i think all of you have it wrong...
the problem is not israel.
the problem of the palestineans, the sirians, the iranians, the saudis, yemenits and a large etc, are the JEWS. and if not the jews, then the christians, and if not the christians, then the budists, hindis, taoists, confusionists, shintoists and if any of them, then the kurds, the sunnis or the shias...


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