US control over Abbas/Fayyad appears airtight. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Victor
    • 31.08.10 | 18:44 (IDT)

    It seem almost incredulous that Abbass would consent to talks that exclude Quartet participatation. The fear of being setup for a charge of "not missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity" must be almost palpable, something which could be alleviated by Quartet representation which if noting else could act as witnesses to the proceeding, The implication is that Abbas is in no position to object, that US control over him is near complete... no small wonder then the broad based Palestinian skepticism and lack of support for what is going on; not by any stretch of immagination limited to Hamas/Gaza , something perhaps not welll know in Isreal due to the near news blackout in the effort to exclude everything excepting mention of Hamas as deal breaker. This also put the lie to the Quartet itself, it cannot reasonably be argued that it amounts to little more that a facade of "international" involvement in resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Peace talks are sure to fail, but what will be the consequences?
    First published 14:52 31.08.10 | Last updated 14:52 31.08.10
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