Israel Does Not Have Any Peace Plan, Even Today!

Israel Does Not Have Any Peace Plan, Even Today!

 

Stop the crap and the facts are:

1.     Cheney: Iraq pullout would hurt Israel.

2.     Iraq: A War For Israel.

3.     Israel does not have a peace plan.

4.     Americans must fight and die for Israel.

 

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Benjamin Netanyahu seeks peace 'miracle'

  • From: AFP
  • July 09, 2010 12:00AM

 

BUOYED by an upbeat meeting at the White House, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "miracles" were possible if all sides came together for a peace deal.

 

He pledged to address the thorny issue of settlements as a priority in any talks with the Palestinians.

 

Heading to New York for talks with UN chief Ban Ki-moon, Mr Netanyahu told ABC television he wanted to reach an agreement acceptable to Israelis with the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas.

 

"We want President Abbas to grasp my hand, get into a room, shake it, sit down and negotiate a final settlement of peace between Israel and the Palestinians," he said. He added he was confident that a Middle East peace deal, which has eluded Israeli, Palestinian and US leaders for decades, could be struck.

 

"Don't be so sceptical," Mr Netanyahu said. "Raise your hopes. It's summer time and we can perform miracles if we set our sights to them."

Later in an interview on CNN, he accepted Larry King's proposal to talk to Mr Abbas in a three-way television hook-up with Jordan's King Abdullah if the other parties agreed.

 

He also declared that the future of Israeli settlements in the West Bank would be among the first issues to be negotiated if the Palestinians resumed direct peace talks. "One of the things we'll discuss right away is settlements, and that's what I propose doing," he said.

 

Mr Netanyahu's coalition government leans heavily on hawks, bitterly opposed to any limits on settlement in the West Bank, on land which the Palestinians claim for a future state.

 

The UN chief was not expected to be quite as warm as President Barack Obama. Mr Ban said before the meeting that while Israel's easing of its four-year blockade of the Gaza Strip was welcome, more needed to be done to ease Palestinian hardships.

"Further steps must now follow to meet those needs and to allow the United Nations to accelerate and expand its efforts," his spokesman said.

 

The secretary-general has demanded Israel lift its blockade of the impoverished Gaza Strip, imposed in the wake of the election victory by Hamas militants, who now control the Palestinian territory.

 

Israel has so far given the go-ahead for the international community to import construction materials into Gaza. And Mr Netanyahu said yesterday further steps were under consideration.

 

"There are more things we are prepared to do . . . There are things like additional easing of movements, some questions of economic projects," he told ABC.

 

The change in policy was triggered by the international condemnation of an Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla trying to break the blockade that led to the deaths of nine Turkish activists on May 31.

 

Israel has set up a commission of inquiry into the events with the participation of British and Canadian observers, but some nations are calling on the UN for a fuller international probe.

 

After the White House meeting on Tuesday, local time, Mr Obama said he hoped for direct peace talks to start before the end of September, when an Israeli freeze on settlement building is due to expire.

 

"I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he's willing to take risks for peace," Mr Obama told reporters.

The call was even echoed by the very hawkish Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

"My feeling is that we can move very fast with direct talks, about September this year, we can move from proximity talks to the direct talks," Mr Lieberman told reporters in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Mr Abbas responded coolly to the Washington summit, saying he would like more progress on issues including borders and security before any direct negotiations.

 

Before leaving Washington, Mr Netanyahu met Defence Secretary Robert Gates. Officials said Mr Netanyahu told Mr Gates that in direct peace talks with the Palestinians, Israel would want assurances a Palestinian state would not be able to smuggle in heavy weaponry such as rockets.

 

He also expressed the fear that once US troops left Iraq, Israel could again face threats from the east for the first time in a decade.

 

Saddam Hussein fired several Scud missiles into Israel during the first Gulf war, but the comment was also seen as a reference to Israel's wish to remain in the Jordan Valley as part of a final peace deal, with the Israeli military acting as a buffer between the eastern flank of a Palestinian state and Jordan.

 

Mr Netanyahu had also raised the possibility of Israel buying unspecified "defence products" from the US.

 

AFP

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