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    • r cummings
    • 03.03.10 | 19:07 (IST)

    The arch-Zionists needn't get in a flap, the chances of talks getting anywhere are about zero. Israel has racked up a pile of impossible demands that can never be met. Israel's only legal fig-leaf for being on the West Bank is its army is supposedly waiting for a cessation of hostilities, when it is duty-bound to return to Israel with all its camp followers. Instead, it is sitting there demanding half the country, the Arab capital and the right to evade the legal rights of the Arabs dispossessed in the Nakba. And while it demands 1,001 things from the Pals, it totally ignores its own undertakings and duties under the roadmap etc., like removing the illegal settlements, stopping settlement building, allowing humanitarian supplies into Gaza and the rest. We're still all waiting to hear what Israel actually has to OFFER - so far, it's all about what Israel expects, wants needs and demands. What actually does BIBI have to put on the table? What's his generous big proposition then?

    from the article: Mitchell to arrive in Mideast amid hopes for renewed peace talks
    First published 12:17 03.03.10 | Last updated 11:48 14.03.10
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