"and Israel has repeatedly refused to accept those preconditions. " - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Johnboy
    • 23.09.11 | 06:36 (IDT)

    THAT is the lie, ben. Israel did indeed agree to commit itself to a complete settlement freeze to facilitate negotiations. It did so in 2003 when it signed the Road Map, and it has attempted to renege on that committment ever since. Sorry, but a written agreement is an obligation, not a "precondition", and Abbas is perfectly within his rights to insist that Israel live up to its obligations.

    from the article: Abbas to seek full UN recognition despite Western pressure
    First published 03:00 23.09.11 | Last updated 03:00 23.09.11
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