Palestinians spurn Netanyahu’s invitation to resume talks, demand settlement freeze

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  1. Son of Govinda

    Son of Govinda Regular Member

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    Palestinians spurn Netanyahu’s invitation to resume talks, demand settlement freeze - The Washington Post

    JERUSALEM — The Palestinians on Thursday spurned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest invitation to resume peace talks, insisting the Israelis freeze settlement construction first.

    Netanyahu on Wednesday proposed to start direct talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, without any preconditions. The call followed an appeal from international mediators.

    Negotiations broke down in late 2010 over the issue of settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, areas claimed by the Palestinians as parts of their future state.

    Abbas’ spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, said Thursday that Abbas is ready for talks only if Israel halts settlement construction and accepts its 1967 boundaries as the basis for negotiations. Otherwise, he says, any negotiations will “waste time.”

    Netanyahu has repeatedly refused to halt settlement construction as a precondition to talks.

    Israel captured the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza, territories claimed by the Palestinians, in 1967.

    Israel and the Palestinians launched a low-level dialogue early this year, but failed to find a formula to resume formal peace talks.

    Netanyahu is set to meet Abbas’ prime minister, Salam Fayyad, on Tuesday.

    Fayyad is expected to present a letter with the Palestinian conditions for resuming talks. Officials have said they do not expect any breakthroughs.

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    Another Anti-Israeli thread. :facepalm:
     
  4. Son of Govinda

    Son of Govinda Regular Member

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    It's called news.

    The Palestinian issue is a global issue so grow the hell up and learn to deal with it.
     
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    Galaxy Elite Member Elite Member

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    Look I know, What you are up to. You have joined DFI to start Anti-Israel thread and then make lots of Islamist conspiracy theory in which pakis are well-known everywhere . You should be ashamed of yourself for not using your own flag. A paki hiding behind Indian name/flag as usual. :pound:
     
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    pack leader Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    living proof Palestinians are the world's dumbest people :frusty:
    we don't need the negotiations they do
    we are fine with the status Que
    making demands with nothing but threats and no way in hell to back that threat
    is truly sad and stupid
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    I don't really think the Palestinians are in a position to 'spurn' peace initiatives.
     

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