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    • 25.01.12 | 20:32 (IST)

    The Quartet deetermined that the talks will last until January 26th (tomorrow), by which time Israel and the PA will present their view on the final borders. The PA did so, while Israel is trying to delay by presenting its "security concerns" instead. According to Israel, the intended deadline is really early March. Let us say this is so (against common sense). But why wait? Will Netanyahu know more in 6 weeks than now? My theory is that after early March there will be another delay (excuse yet to be determined) until the end of March, when Netanyahu expects his coalition to collapse due to Migron, and elections to be called. During the campaign, it will not be possible to negotiate, of course. Once he is passed the election, he could afford to be braver. That of course will depend on the results of the elections, but at least Likud will not be burdened by any border plan that smacks of a "giveaway".

    from the article: Abbas: Jordan talks 'revive hopes' of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
    First published 19:53 25.01.12 | Last updated 19:53 25.01.12
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