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    • Canadian Observer
    • 25.03.10 | 20:26 (IST)

    bp - you said "None of what you say, C.O., detracts from the fact that Netanyahu keeps telling the Palestinians to "stop creating preconditions" at the very same time he doggedly creates very tangible preconditions (in W. Bank, E. J`lem)! Devious hypocrisy!" I can see why you would think that Netanyahu's behavior is creating pre-conditions on the ground. But this will continue to go on until there is a final peace agreement. This was also the situation when Abbas started negotiations with Olmert in 2008. Why were there no demands to stop building then? Why suddenly now there's this huge pre-condition? Even Arafat didn't insist on this pre-condition in 2000. Why suddenly now there's this pre-condition for the PA to even sit down to negotiate? I believe there is more chance for Israel to dismantle settlements by the PA engaging in a real negotiation than by refusing to even sit down to talk. Think about it.

    from the article: Netanyahu leaves U.S. disgraced, isolated and weaker
    First published 03:20 25.03.10 | Last updated 12:46 25.03.10
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