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    • Saul Bernstein
    • 30.09.10 | 20:06 (IST)

    that will allow them both to resume meeting one year from now. and sign a deal by September of 2012, Also a perfect time in terms of Obama's re-election prospects. This breakdown is very discouraging, but all is not lost. The hiatus creates more time for Syria and Israel to reach some accomodation. Also allows some time for the Hamas to reconcile with the West Bank Moderates. When some additional housing units are built in those settlements which likely WILL remain in Israeli hands (in exchange for equivalent land swaps for Palestine) then Netanyahu can return to the table with another building moratorium without strangling those communities to the point where there is no place for young, orthodox married couples to live proximity to their extended families. The challenge until negotiations resume is for both Israelis and Palestinians to avoid getting drawn into adversarial situations by provocateurs on both sides who want to kill the prospects for peace.

    from the article: Palestinians expected to leave direct talks
    First published 11:25 30.09.10 | Last updated 11:25 30.09.10
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