US is finished as a peace negotiator. Let's hope the EU steps up. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 11.03.10 | 13:53 (IST)

    Well I guess the only thing you can say, much as Gideon Levy already has is that at least the sheer hollowness of US and Israel on peace negotiatons has here been ruthlessly exposed. Israel has no intention of giving up settlement activity and the US has no intention of putting even mild pressure on them to do so. All that ever comes from the US is empty words, soon forgotten. The only hope now is that the EU that for so long has lazily hidden behind the US in Middle East peace ngotiations will now be forced out into the open, centre stage and will have to take up from where Biden has so patheically left off. The EU with its large Jewish and Muslim populations and its close ties to Israel and the Mediterranean region is in a perfect posoiton to be a fair mediator and put pressure on both sides. Let's hope it's equal to the challenge.

    from the article: Biden to Israelis: Mideast status quo unsustainable
    First published 09:24 11.03.10 | Last updated 13:16 14.03.10
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