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    • ivo
    • 12.11.09 | 20:15 (IST)

    there's little chance bibi can get anywhere in talks w/the pals even if the 2 sides eventually sat down. the way things stand the pals keep holding all the trumps & the world will understandingly side w/them blaming israel for intransigence. more than ever israel now needs to be an equal partner in talks so real light can be shed on 'exactly who's holding back what' in a final attempt to close the gaps, a 'now or never'. there have been more than enough rounds testing this terrain. the pals used to reject israeli offers, but later referring to these stages as actually having been close to a breakthrough, as in taba /during olmert's tenure. that means one needs a similar confrontation where no more excuses are acceptable & the full picture is exposed for all to see. the parameters are already more /less set. if enough territory is relinquished, would the pals be able to commit to a lasting deal, demilitarize & give up on ROR? we need things to come to a head just like that.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Bluffing or not, Abbas has shown he's no Arafat
    First published 09:30 12.11.09 | Last updated 10:02 12.11.09
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