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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jones visit apparently about Iran

National Security Adviser James Jones is here in Israel this week, but the visit is more about Iran than about the 'Palestinians.'
US National Security Adviser Jim Jones arrived on Tuesday for three days of talks veiled in secrecy, but expected to deal more with Iran than with the stymied diplomatic process.

US officials would say only that Jones will meet with President Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and top security officials. He is expected to meet with Barak on Wednesday and Netanyahu on Thursday, and also with his Israeli counterpart, Uzi Arad.

Diplomatic officials denied reports that Jones, or US Mideast envoy George Mitchell, would be bringing separate diplomatic letters to Israel and the Palestinians to jump-start the diplomatic talks. The officials said this was just one of any number of ideas that have been floated recently to get the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table.
Hmmm. It's about time they go down to the real business.


At 4:10 PM, Blogger nomatter said...

Don't get your hopes up and don't expect more than a crumb of bread backed up with toothless rhetoric/promises about Iran.

As for Abbas hunkering down, make no mistake that Israel will take the heat for it, never the Palestinians.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its been almost three weeks since the end of the year deadline passed and the US is still dithering about Iran.

Don't hold your breath waiting for it to get cracking into action in the foreseeable future.


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