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    • Mark from Florida
    • 12.09.10 | 08:57 (IST)

    That is well. If the parties did not disagree, there would be no reason to talk. If there will be talk, it must start somewhere. There is certainly room to start parallel discussions, one addressing Israel's top concerns, and one addressing the same for the Palestinians. Just don't allow one party to steer all talks into a dead-end cul de sac. We all know there are factions who want nothing else. Don't let those insisting on the "secret recognition handshake of nations" or "limitless right of return to anywhere in Israel" sabotage the whole effort. These are the ones who think suicide bombers, low level urban F16 overflights, torched olive groves, and highways for my race/nation/religion only are the answer to the problem. The whole world is impatient for both parties to find a better answer.

    from the article: Israel and Palestinians clash over agenda for direct peace talks
    First published 00:45 12.09.10 | Last updated 00:45 12.09.10
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