#3 Look at the newspapers, Bloodyscot - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 27.11.09 | 08:05 (IST)

    This "breakthrough" has landed with all the bounce of a dead cat. Every newspaper report I've read has emphasised that there is nothing really new is this announcement, and that this has already been rejected - repeatedly - by the Palestinians. Read the comments from Koucher, Clinton, and Mitchell; they all praise it as a "step in the right direction", but none of them hail it as a breakthrough, and none of them have rushed to agree with Israel that "the ball is now in Abbas' court". And the reason why is pretty simple: they have grown weary of making excuses for Israel, and forever pretending that Israeli "half-measures" are "unprecedented breakthroughs". They are monumentally unimpressed, and while they will praise it they are damning it with very faint praise indeed.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Settlers have been working for months to undermine construction freeze
    First published 02:15 27.11.09 | Last updated 06:31 27.11.09
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