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    • Clio
    • 09.05.10 | 21:32 (IDT)

    Don't look for a permanent solution to come out of these talks - the parties are too far apart. Neither side will benefit from peace. The Israeli's would have to remove settlements and risk civil war. As Abbas has said recently in regard to why he flat turned down Olmert's offer - Things are pretty good for the Palestinian's right now - Economy is good; international sympathy is on their side. Furthermore, and Abbas didn't explicitly say this, they believe time is on their side because of the demographics; and they never really were high on a two state solution

    from the article: U.S.: Israel pledged not to build in Ramat Shlomo for two years
    First published 10:49 09.05.10 | Last updated 10:49 09.05.10
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