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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Israel Radio: 'Palestinians' holding up 'settlement freeze' extension approval

Israel Radio reports in its 4:00 newscast that the 'settlement freeze' extension is not being brought to a vote by Israel's cabinet because of 'Palestinian' objections. They believe the terms are too good for Israel.

The 'Palestinians' have four objections. First, under the extension's terms they cannot demand another extension (Likud MK Benny Begin believes that the US will demand another extension anyway because the US has no other policy). Second, the extension allows Israel to build in Jerusalem. Third, the 'Palestinians' are precluded from going to the Security Council at the end of the three-month period (because the US commits to veto any such resolution for a year). Fourth, the agreement between Netanyahu and Clinton does not guarantee that the borders of the 'Palestinian state' will be agreed upon by the end of the three-month period (well, of course you cannot guarantee negotiations will be concluded in a given period. But the 'Palestinians' are not looking for negotiations - they're looking for a 'deal' to be imposed on Israel).

In the meantime, the Likud's MK's are seeking to sign a majority of their members on a letter opposing the freeze.



At 4:31 PM, Blogger Hatfield said...

The U.S. commits to a veto for a year!!! Why not forever? The US Government is not much of a friend anymore.

At 4:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carl, this has been my suggestion--whatever this freezamthing is it cant at the same time be a honeytrap to screw Israel in three months or a year and the proposal raising these Palestinian objections. It might just be a post-modern Washington flailing about on the fly, long term objectives being filtered through the desperate immediacy of the now. These were supposed to be negotiations "without preconditions" and here we are.

At 11:32 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Like I said, the only stupider people on earth than the Jews are the Palestinians.

Let's hope they help to kill the freeze extension proposal.


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