Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn't interested in Mideast peace deal

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    Bill Clinton: Netanyahu isn't interested in Mideast peace deal

    Former U.S. President says a cynical perspective of Prime Minister's calls for negotiations 'means that he's just not going to give up the West Bank'.




    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is responsible for the inability to reach a peace deal that would end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Thursday.


    Speaking on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, the former U.S. president was quoted by Foreign Policy magazine as claiming that Netanyahu lost interest in the peace process as soon as two basic Israelis demands seemed to come into reach: a viable Palestinian leadership and the possibility of normalizing ties with the Arab world.



    [​IMG] Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaking during the 2011 Clinton Global Citizen Award ceremony at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 22, 2011.
    Photo by: Reuters





    "The Israelis always wanted two things that once it turned out they had, it didn't seem so appealing to Mr. Netanyahu," Clinton said, adding that Israel wanted "to believe they had a partner for peace in a Palestinian government, and there's no question -- and the Netanyahu government has said -- that this is the finest Palestinian government they've ever had in the West Bank."


    Furthermore, the former U.S. president is quoted by Foreign Policy as saying that Israel was also on the verge of being recognized by Arab nations adding that the "king of Saudi Arabia started lining up all the Arab countries to say to the Israelis, ‘if you work it out with the Palestinians ... we will give you immediately not only recognition but a political, economic, and security partnership."


    "This is huge.... It's a heck of a deal," Clinton said, adding: "That's what happened. Every American needs to know this. That's how we got to where we are."


    "The real cynics believe that the Netanyahu's government's continued call for negotiations over borders and such means that he's just not going to give up the West Bank," he added.
     
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    Asked about this on MTP, Netty did not deny!
     
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    Yep.

    He's a real right wing hard liner.

    Bait and switch.
     
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    What an Anti-Semite.
    First he lets a Jew play with his (...) and now he makes such comments as gratitude.
     
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    What are the conditions for a "viable" palestinian leadership, and which conditions have been met? So far as I know, the Fatah people still have the eradication of Israel as their goal. That has yet to change, and until it does, there really can't be a 'viable' Palestinian leadership.
     
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    Hillary has to do something about her hubby's senility, of course.
     
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    It's funny how quickly some are so willing to throw a solid American ally under the bus. Turkey use to share a border with Russia, who has nukes. They went with the United States.

    Unbelievable.
     
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    The great ally Turkey that refused to permit the US to use its territory to enter Iraq.

    Turkey is friends with Iran which is training insurgents to kill Americans in Iraq.

    With allies like Turkey, who needs enemies?
     
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    Probably not.

    Only with a continued state of hostilities does the cash keep rolling in.

    Them pali's have had it all wrong from the beginning. All they had to do was blend in, lay up, bide their time, register to vote, keep making babies and by now they'd have the whole shooting match tied up in a tight little bundle with the jews as the minority citizenry.
     
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