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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Video: Rice bowled over by Israeli 'gestures' to 'Palestinians'

At a trilateral meeting between the US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Sunday, Israel announced an array of gestures to the Palestinians that included the establishment of a city or several neighborhoods near the West Bank city of Ramallah, to be financed by a Jordanian businessman, The establishment of Palestinian police stations in the B areas. The transfer of an additional 25 armored vehicles to the Palestinians. Barak announced that 700 Palestinian police officers would be allowed to enter Jenin, and that a checkpoint and 50 dirt roadblocks in the West Bank would also be removed.

The three were to have given a press conference but Fayyad's refusal to discuss in public the gestures made by Israel, ended up with Rice delivering a short statement, before the three left.

No Ehud, you still may not visit Dr. Rice's hotel room. But thanks for the good times.



At 7:58 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Too Bad she wasn't Bowled over like Rachel Corrie

At 10:28 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

What goes unremarked is Israel made all these concessions without matching concessions from the Palestinians side, as though the peace process is a favor owed the Palestinians as opposed to something that both parties should want.

I can't wait to see Ehud Barak explain this when there's bloodbath in Israel as a result of the relaxation of the security measures on the ground.

At 1:37 AM, Blogger NatetheGrate said...

Carl, you old dog, what exactly are you suggesting? Condi and Ehud, sitting in a tree . . . ?

At 1:37 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

For the Americans, Israel's concessions don't go far enough.

Its not enough the revanants population growth has been halted; they must be evicted to make room for Arabs.

I'm sure Rice will be bowled over by more Israeli concessions in the future. You ain't seen nothin' yet from this Israeli government.

At 7:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NatetheGrate said...
Carl, you old dog, what exactly are you suggesting? Condi and Ehud, sitting in a tree . . . ?

In a cedar in Lebanon - why not!

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


Actually, it's not that the 'peace process' is a favor owed to the 'Palestinians.' It's more like the 'Palestinians' have a right to it.


In Barak's dreams, yes.


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