Friday, August 20, 2010

Forget Those Ten Months; Here Comes One Year

After 9 months into that ten-month construction suspension, we're now looking at a one-year time limit during which you can bet the demand will be a continuation of a building freeze:-

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to announce Friday that Israel and the Palestinians will return to direct negotiations...The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, have agreed to place a one-year time limit on the talks, these officials said.

President Obama is expected to invite both leaders to Washington in early September to start the negotiations, which will cover thorny issues like the borders of a new Palestinian state, the political status of Jerusalem, security guarantees for Israel and right of return for Palestinian refugees.

A "state"?

A "right" of return?

Jerusalem's "status"?

And for all that we get "security guarantees"? Like after the disengagement?

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