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    • Johnboy
    • 08.11.10 | 05:21 (IST)

    "He want a prize (freeze) for coming to the table." No, actually, that is untrue. Abbas wants Bibi to display good faith by abiding by something that Israel agreed to in 2003 i.e. Consistent with the Mitchell Report, GOI freezes all settlement activity (including natural growth of settlements). If there is a prior agreement (and there is) then this is not a Palestinian precondition but an Israeli obligation. "Netanyahu has NO preconditions to negotiate." Just because he keeps saying that does not make it true. Bibi *has* set a precondition i.e. he insists that Abbas accept that Bibi can evade an obligation to freeze all settlement activity even though Israel agreed to do so in 2003. That. Is. An. Israeli. Precondition.

    from the article: Netanyahu to Biden: Sanctions are not stopping Iran's nuclear program
    First published 23:57 07.11.10 | Last updated 07:52 08.11.10
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