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    • Rammer
    • 31.01.14 | 03:30 (IST)

    It is easier to assess the very negative press that the Palestinian leadership is giving the framework. Logically, if the plan is really nothing more than a devious way of legalization the settlements, as the Palestinians are implying, how come the Israelis are not amused? So, my two cents worth is that the Palestinians are preparing the stage for accepting. Pretend that the putative framework is terribly bad, and, when it gets announced and turns up to be less bad than thought, claim credit for emending it, declare victory, and accept it. This how I see it, but I wouldn’t bet a pay cheque on it.

    from the article: Senior Palestinian official: If reports about contents of Kerry's framework deal are true, there's no deal
    First published 07:15 31.01.14 | Last updated 01:40 31.01.14
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