#42 Cipora - All Israeli demands also traps? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Pablo B
    • 27.03.07 | 23:31 (IST)

    Cipora said: "Israel cannot accept the Arab initiative as is. That would be a capitulation without negotiations. It is a trap. This is not how diplomacy is normally conducted. Indeed, it violates all diplomatic courtesy" This is an odd statement considering Israel demands capitulation prior to negotiations from Syria and the Pals as a pre-requisite for talking to them. Odd that when Israel demands capitulation prior to negotiations it is OK. But if Arab nations set anything forth as a starting point to negotiations, it is "a trap" and "violates all diplomatic courtesy". That is a double standard. The Arabs aren't even requiring Israel to conduct any actions on the ground. In "normal diplomacy", people don't refuse to talk to anyone else like Israel is doing. That's not "normal diplomacy". The bottom line is that if Israel doesn't like the Arab Initiative, launch the Israeli Initiative. Put the Israeli conditions down on paper, then sit down and negotiate between them.

    from the article: What Olmert could say
    First published 00:00 27.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.03.07
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