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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 28.10.10 | 15:30 (IST)

    After Oslo, Israel drastically expanded Settlement construction while talking, about talking, about a Final Status Agreement. Last time he was Prime Minister, Bibi Netanyahu (who bragged about being the man who destroyed the Oslo Accords) talked, about talking about Final Status while expanding Settlement construction. When he took office Netanyahu rejected all prior negotiations, demanded that the talks start over, and expanded Settlement construction. Now, Netanyahu demands that expanded Settlement construction continue while he will talk with the Palestinians about talking about, talking about, talking about security arrangements while refusing to talk about, talking about, talking about the borders of a Palestinian State. He is, however, adamant that all Settlements which are being expanded must remain in Israel. Clearly so long as Israel is able to expand Settlements while only talking about talking, about the possibility of talking seriously, the Palestinians have no reason to talk.

    from the article: 'Egypt trying to convince Abbas to resume peace talks with Israel'
    First published 12:17 28.10.10 | Last updated 12:17 28.10.10
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