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    • Bewildered/Canada
    • 16.11.10 | 14:17 (IST)

    I would like for a balanced response to give me some insight into the following concerns I have. For years I have been following the middle east events from afar. There were days years ago that I thought progress could be made, then it seemed in recent and now in current times that prospects appear bleak again. The media news is like a roller coaster evoking period of hope, then frustration, sometimes anger with it all and I am not even required to live under the conditions of the Israeli's and Pal's.... What is the benefit of a 90 day extension if both sides are stringent in their views that certain key areas are not up for discussion, yet it is these key areas that both sides continue to echo that if not addressed then there will be no deal... On top of all that you have the rhetoric that the Pal's and other Arab states will never recognise Israel... What really will it take to resolve the crisis. It seems that if Israel blinks the other will claim that violence is the answer and that this approach must continue. If the Pal's blink they will be seen as caving into Israeli and American pressure and have to accept a deal that does not give them what they feel is righfully theirs.... So those of us who watch with either interest or concern see this ever non-ending circular discussion that seems to be going no where....Yes we have diplomatic jestures but they continue to be a frustrating debockle to watch... Only for I believe the middle east events do impact the greater global community there are times I feel like tuning out from it all... I wish there was some enlightenment so that groups and gov't could not use these events to promote their violent ideology or political agenda....

    from the article: Netanyahu awaiting written offer from Obama on settlement freeze
    First published 13:10 16.11.10 | Last updated 13:10 16.11.10
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