Monday, December 21, 2009

Those "Impossible" Russian Are Coming

Now they tell us it's impossible?

The settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict currently requires both sides to make concessions, which are almost impossible in practice, a report prepared for an international Middle East conference in Jordan said.

An analytical report on the future situation in the Middle East, prepared by a group of Russian experts for a regional security conference currently underway in Jordan, says the traditional peace settlement forms are sputtering, while alternative solutions are either ineffective or impossible in practice.

"The two-state solution, which is still seen as a main objective of the Middle East process, under the current circumstances requires both sides to make concessions, almost impossible in practice," the report says...

The international conference on Middle East regional security opened in Jordan this weekend. It was organized by the Russian News & Information Agency RIA Novosti and the Russian Council for Foreign and Defense Policy within the framework of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

JORDAN, December 21 (RIA Novosti)

That conference will be attended by leading analysts, scientists, politicians and journalists who are experts on the Middle East settlement and regional and energy security from Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Britain, France and the United States.

Evgeny Primakov, a member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov have been invited to address the conference as special guests. The Russian delegation will also include Chairman of the Presidium of Council for Foreign and Defense Policy Sergey Karaganov, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Oriental Studies, Vitaly Naumkin, director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexei Vasilyev.

The conference will run until December 22.

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