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US calls on Israel, Palestinians to ‘make a fresh start’ and rekindle peace talks
The Times of Israel ^ | 1-03-13 | Elie Leshem

Posted on 01/03/2013 9:31:00 PM PST by 444Flyer

Now is the time for ‘real leadership’ and an end to ‘counter-productive unilateral actions,’ says State Department spokeswoman

The United States on Wednesday urged Israel and the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and resume, in earnest, long-dormant efforts to hammer out a comprehensive peace deal.

“As we turn the calendar to 2013… now is the time for leaders on both sides to display real leadership, to focus on the work that’s necessary to return to direct negotiations,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in remarks cited by AFP.

The US was asking both sides “to clearly demonstrate that they are serious about achieving two states living side by side in peace and security,” she said.

Nuland also called for an end to “counter-productive unilateral actions,” an apparent reference to the Palestinians’ successful bid in November to upgrade their status at the United Nations to nonmember observer state, and Israel’s subsequent punitive approval of thousands of housing units in East Jerusalem and in E1, a bitterly contested tract on the outskirts of the capital.

As President Barack Obama starting his second term in office, and with the Israeli elections less than three weeks away, Nuland said, both sides were entering a critical period.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofisrael.com ...


TOPICS: Germany; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
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Shuuuure. "Peace" with the Jew haters and the terrorists Hamas. And let me guess, Obama's keeping Chuck Hagel warmed in the bullpen to barter the deal? "Fresh Start" and all.
1 posted on 01/03/2013 9:31:09 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Looks like Hillary will be sitting this one out.

2 posted on 01/03/2013 9:34:28 PM PST by 444Flyer (Genesis 12:3)
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To: 444Flyer

Ii have a ;land for peace’ plan...

Lebanon,, Syria, Jordan and Egypt should divide their countries in half and give the half that borders Israel to Israel. If they did this as a way of showing good faith, I’m sure Israel would talk them...


3 posted on 01/03/2013 9:47:58 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: 444Flyer

Ii have a ;land for peace’ plan...

Lebanon,, Syria, Jordan and Egypt should divide their countries in half and get the half that borders Israel to Israel. If they did this as a matter of showing good faith, I’m sure Israel would talk to them...


4 posted on 01/03/2013 9:48:18 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: 444Flyer

A ‘land for peace’ plan:

Lebanon,, Syria, Jordan and Egypt should divide their countries in half and give the half that borders Israel to Israel.

If Arab countries did this as a way of showing good faith, I’m sure Israel would talk to them - and try very hard to work something out.


5 posted on 01/03/2013 9:51:27 PM PST by GOPJ (It's not possible to be a Progressive and not be a hypocrite. Freeper TigersEye.)
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To: 444Flyer

Go straight to h*ll, President Jihad.


6 posted on 01/03/2013 9:55:18 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: 444Flyer

The Palestinians have NOTHING to gain from peace.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 10:22:57 PM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: 444Flyer

Just need a world politician who is a pathological liar to confirm a 7-year “peace” deal.


8 posted on 01/04/2013 3:46:04 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 444Flyer; F15Eagle
"...now is the time for leaders on both sides to display real leadership..."

They can display whatever they like,it will be the paradigm the society runs under that will determine the outcome.

"...to focus on the work that’s necessary to return to direct negotiations...

See above

"...two states living side by side in peace and security,"

Peace and security,hhhmmmm.

F15 "Just need a world politician who is a pathological liar..."

Well that narrows it down!

9 posted on 01/04/2013 3:58:25 AM PST by mitch5501 ("make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall")
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Just need a world politician who is a pathological liar to confirm a 7-year “peace” deal.

Now where in the world would Satan find one of those?/s!

Interesting times...

10 posted on 01/04/2013 8:03:29 AM PST by 444Flyer (Genesis 12:3)
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To: 444Flyer

This administration seems to feel that they can end this 60 year old mess by touchy feely admonitions and saying pretty please.

I get so tired of this faux diplomacy.


11 posted on 01/04/2013 12:23:54 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 444Flyer.
12 posted on 01/04/2013 4:32:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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Thanks .
The US was asking both sides “to clearly demonstrate that they are serious about achieving two states living side by side in peace and security,” ... Nuland also called for an end to “counter-productive unilateral actions,” an apparent reference to the Palestinians’ successful bid in November to upgrade their status at the United Nations to nonmember observer state, and Israel’s subsequent punitive approval of thousands of housing units in East Jerusalem and in E1, a bitterly contested tract on the outskirts of the capital.
WRONG -- Israel's *response* to a unilateral action was completely justified -- and anything Israel wants to redeem in formerly Jewish lands which were ethnically cleansed as recently as 1948, by the racist Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan wouldn't fall under "unilateral action" anyway.


13 posted on 01/04/2013 4:38:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: GOPJ

They ought to just rekindle the palesimians if they get frisky!


14 posted on 01/05/2013 2:01:53 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Welcome Civ!:)


15 posted on 01/05/2013 8:21:55 AM PST by 444Flyer (Genesis 12:3)
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To: 444Flyer

:’)


16 posted on 01/05/2013 4:00:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Backatcha!;)


17 posted on 01/05/2013 7:57:05 PM PST by 444Flyer (Genesis 12:3)
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