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    • Omid the Persian
    • 24.08.10 | 00:25 (IDT)

    As expected, each party is trying to find flimsy and petty excuses to exit the negotiations whilst maintaining domestic support. Neither Abbas nor Netanyahu is genuinely committed to peace, and the situation becomes more desperate once the rogue and vile Hamas is brought into the picture. It is time for the Israels to part ways with Netanyahu and Co, and for the Pals to do what they should have done many many years ago and get rid of both Fatah and Hamas, and allow a more peace-oriented, less extreme crop of politicans to rise to the occasion.

    from the article: U.S.: Settlement freeze will be discussed during direct peace talks
    First published 22:06 23.08.10 | Last updated 22:06 23.08.10
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