Abbas and His Peacock Feathers - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alan
    • 03.11.09 | 08:20 (IST)

    The Palestinians always try to change horses in the middle of a race. Not even Obama can do it. Freezing settlement construction has never been necessary to negotiate peace and it isn't now. Long established tacit understandings and custom preclude it. The problem is Abbas and his preposterous beliefs and hatred of the Jews. Negotiations will determine future borders and make any discussion over settlement construction irrelevent. Bibi's commitment to severely limit construction and not utilise any land is more than a gesture of good faith. The dream of Arabs inundating Israel with refugees and taking it over is delusional. The '67 armistice lines are just that and nothing more. It is time for Abbas to get real. There are no perfect conditions to negotiate. At this rate the Palestinian Arabs might end up with Abbas' pride and nothing more other than perhaps some day a small landmass possibly confederated with the other Palestinian nation -Jordan.

    from the article: It's not peace, Madam Secretary
    First published 02:35 02.11.09 | Last updated 08:30 02.11.09
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