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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The two-year plan?

London-based pan-Arabic daily al-Sharq al-Awswat is reporting that American President Barack Hussein Obama is determined to bring the Israeli-'Palestinian' dispute to an end within two years, has developed a definitive plan, and has given the parties six weeks from the date of his Cairo speech to respond.
According to the report, the new plan was presented to Netanyahu during his visit to Washington in May. The prime minister was reportedly given six weeks to provide his response to the initiative, starting from Obama's address Cairo address last week.

The plan was also presented to Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman and Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit during their visit to the US, the report said.

According to the report, the Egyptian leadership is taking the initiative seriously, but is assessing that Palestinian divisiveness could impede its implementation. The Egyptian leadership has therefore decided to make Palestinian reconciliation a top priority, the report said, and has tasked Suleiman with expediting the unity talks.

The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was also reportedly informed of the plan and has sent a delegation to Egypt, headed by negotiator Ahmed Qurei (Abu Ala). Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal was also summoned to Cairo ahead of the reconciliation talks, the report said.


Obama's plan has also reportedly prompted the forum of Arab prime ministers to set an urgent meeting for June 17, in which the Arab world will debate Egypt's efforts to reconcile the disparate forces among the Palestinians.


At 10:29 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Two years? Negotiations of the last decade went nowhere. What grounds do Obama and his advisers believe have changed since then that makes a breakthrough more likely? I'll be surprised if the two sides even reach agreement on just resuming talks.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger R-MEW Editors said...

What has changed is that America under Obama is now willing to throw Israel to the wolves and will employ whatever threats and malignant policy directives Obama and his apostles (Gates, Power, Jones, Mitchell) can dream up to coerce Israel to accede.

Evil -- pure evil.


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