It would have been more dignified it they had both said nothing - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rammer
    • 08.03.11 | 19:37 (IST)

    We cannot really take these pronouncements seriously. After meetings like these, politicians are expected to make statements, so they ruminate. When Hague states (oh, so self-righteously) that he does not want the peace process to become a “casualty” of current events, I am at a loss to understand which peace process he means: the American sponsored one which was still-born two months before the current events, or the plan of unilateral statehood sponsored by some European governments? He is not much more helpful when he states that the settlement construction “would continue to reduce prospects for peace.” The settlement construction has already destroyed the US model of peace negotiations; how could it “reduce” anything which it has already killed? Maybe he really has in mind the Franco-Spanish approach and not the US model. But actually I think he had nothing in mind to talk about, or he is handing out platitudes which have nothing to do with what is in his mind.

    from the article: U.K.: Mideast peace process is too vital to fail over regional turmoil
    First published 18:37 08.03.11 | Last updated 18:37 08.03.11
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