Israelis and Palestinians agree to direct talks in Washington

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    (Reuters) - Israel and the Palestinians accepted on Friday an invitation by the United States and other powers to restart direct talks on September 2 in a modest step toward forging a deal within 12 months to create a Palestinian state and peacefully end one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with President Barack Obama on September 1, before formally resuming direct negotiations the following day at the State Department in Washington.

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    Nothing like us(U.S.) getting involved in a dispute an ocean away... When will Washington turn internally and fix whats wrong with OUR coubntry before sticking our noses in others business?
     
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    No worries, I'm sure Obama willl give them each $1B and then walk away claiming a win.
     
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    they mean 'Fatah' and Israel have agreed to talks... hamas will be in attendance? I don't think so....
     
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    Hamas is unwilling to attend, therefore it might as well not happen. Having Israel Negotiate with the PA when Hamas is not attending is pointless. the PA can not control Hamas, Any Agreement the PA and Israel come to will not be honored by Hamas, and it will fall apart.

    This is just about the Press, and long term Photo Op. Nothing will come of it.

    In fact Israel is between a rock and a hard place here. If they refuse to Negotiate with just the PA they look like they do not want peace. But if they sign some sort of Cease fire with the PA inevitably Hamas is going to provoke Israel into some kind of Response that will be seen to Violate this new Cease fire, and once again Israel looks like they do not want Peace.

    As long as the PA is forced to share power with a Terrorist groups who's charter calls for the Destruction of Israel, and who's actions again and again show they do not want Peace and co existence, they want the Jews to leave, as long as they have to share power with Hamas, There will not be peace unless the Jews all pack up and leave. Period.
     
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    I have to say, if I were Israel, there would be no Hamaas. I would have taken my cue from the US circa 9/11/2001 and destroyed them. It is clear that the PA don't want to get rid of them.
     
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    abbas should go his own way, IF he can negotiate something real for fatah and the west bank that resonates, he and Israel can split them, hamas/gaza is not going to get anywhere with the all jew die philosophy, and the gazans will be bystanders while the west bank gains....not that in the end it will matter, there will never be another real election in gaza again anyway, so its not as if this would convince gazans to elect fatah, hamas won't allow it....its all just so much dreck.
     
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    So this is what, the 100th time they sat down for peace talks? This will accomplish absolutely nothing and be a complete waste of time as all the others have.
     
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    "The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange. For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement. In this case, it is not only possible, but there is near universal agreement on its basic contours: a two-state settlement along the internationally recognized (pre-June 1967) borders -- with “minor and mutual modifications,” to adopt official U.S. terminology before Washington departed from the international community in the mid-1970s.



    "The basic principles have been accepted by virtually the entire world, including the Arab states (who go on to call for full normalization of relations), the Organization of Islamic States (including Iran), and relevant non-state actors (including Hamas). A settlement along these lines was first proposed at the U.N. Security Council in January 1976 by the major Arab states. Israel refused to attend the session. The U.S. vetoed the resolution, and did so again in 1980. The record at the General Assembly since is similar."

    Billions of dollars in war profits flow through the US economy every year, and Israel's occupation of Palestine serves as a golden collection plate.

    From blue-collar congressional districts where one out of every five dollar bills in circulation comes from defense spending to Wall Street's princely bonuses, Obama's midterm "peace" offering should be viewed as the latest in a long line of cynical lies told those who pimp incessantly for the War Racket.

    Chomsky again:

    "Just as in the past, support for democracy, and for human rights as well, keeps to the pattern that scholarship has repeatedly discovered, correlating closely with strategic and economic objectives.

    "There should be little difficulty in understanding why those whose eyes are not closed tight shut by rigid doctrine dismiss Obama's yearning for human rights and democracy as a joke in bad taste."

    A Middle East Peace...
     

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