Abbas to invite Lapid, new MKs to Ramallah
Elior Levy, AP
Published: 24.01.13, 17:05
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1. All show
Zechariah   (01.24.13)
Autonomy and a better humane deal for the Palestinians is common decency but the maximum The Jews can offer as they Face WMD proliferation and the conflict has widened with Greater Islamisation of Arab Lands.Peace talks are Truce Talks.
2. abu mazen Is A Coward NOT MEETING
With Bibi First and then meet Y.Lapid! How Long Will His List Be For Pre-Conditions? Good Luck abu
3. abbas
devorah ,   israel   (01.24.13)
The Chutzpa!
4. Abbas wasted more than 4 years and now wants to try this?
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (01.24.13)
More than 4 years ago Abbas walked away from the table with Olmert. He then avoided any negotiations with Bibi. Now he is trying to undermine the Knesset while looking like he wants negotiations? Where has he been for 4 years? Oh yeah, he has been bad mouthing Israel and trying to work around negotiations at the UN while neglecting his own people.
5. Now govt dictated by someone who doesn't hold elections
jason ,   sderot israel   (01.24.13)
What a nightmare. Abbas just stays in power with no elections.
6. Annex Judea and Samaria NOW
Keren IL-BR ,   Israel   (01.24.13)
Yes, Lapid, go there and talk about how to annex areas A and B. Make these areas legally Israeli territory and make our population bigger and bigger. Israel with 10 million inhabitants, oy vovoy. Eize Yofi!
7. Is this interfering in Israeli politics?
Lioness ,   Israel   (01.24.13)
Tell the financier of the Munich Massacre to get lost
8. Why can a government not focus on multiple issues
Sam ,   Kfar Saba   (01.24.13)
at the same time? Why are their different ministers? Is a Foreign Minister appointed to look at internal issues? Does this man think we are stupid? There is a different agenda going on with this man - the same agenda that has been running for the past 4 years - i.e. stalemate. There is no space in Israeli government for this form of stuckness and procrastination. Enough is enough! and besides Lieberman needs to go clear his name.
9. I thought that Peres
Shalom ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (01.24.13)
is the president that invites party leaders to discuss the formation of a government. Any politician who visits Abbas before Peres is gravely insulting Peres.
10. Abbas is suffering from nostalgia.
Harry Wright ,   UK   (01.24.13)
He is missing his tete-a-tete's with Livni. They made him feel real cozy and important. Now all he has is Hamas who unsettle him. But Abbas is rather choosy though. He wants to choose the person / people he will talk to AND the time, too. Perhaps he fancies himself as the "Dear Leader" - N Korea style.
stude ham   (01.24.13)
they cannot and must never be given anything that actually always belonged to the jewish people... like jerusalem... judea... samaria... gaza... etc... peace is not part of this abbas pali ploy.
12. Rabbo's THIRD CONDITION about 6 Million refugees not mention
Alan ,   SA   (01.24.13)
13. Chuzpa aside, let them all go listen.
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.24.13)
Each of these new Knesset members already have strong ideas about the Palestinian issue. Nothing Abbas can tell them will be new to them. Maybe thou, when he sees that they too, like Bibi, want peace but not at any cost, he will finally realise that he too has to come to the table and negotiate honestly.
14. Could he invite Zoabi and Tibi and keep them?
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.24.13)
After all they stand only for the Palestinians, so that's where they belong.
15. Yair, Habbibi...ta'al beiti...
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (01.24.13)
Yair should go... and when Abbas says "Let's talk" .... Yair should say "Sure, Mahmoudi" but first change your Charter. If he doesn't make this a prerequisite for a pow-wow, methinks they've might already have been in touch.
16. 'initiation to Ramallah'
Mark ,   Lodz, Poland   (01.24.13) is rather a sect, isn't it?
17. Abbas "wants to talk" (to media)
Alex   (01.24.13)
How nice the palestinians are, after ignoring Israeli calls for peace talks for years when finally Israel is giving up the pallys call Israel for "peace" talks. The utter childishness of these Arabs is ridiculous. All is a media pr campaign for them.
18. Great Pic This Guy Looks Like A
19. motive.
DavidR ,   USA   (01.24.13)
I am sure that abbas has Israel's best interest at heart! Yeah Right! I hope these upcoming MK's have the insight to see that this is an invitation from nachash and he is coiled and ready to strike! Please don't give him the satisfaction! The red line of Lapid is crazy. Surly he realizes that that the Palestinians don't really want talks. They have proven that for years.
20. Let's hope, that even for a TV talking-head Lapid has got
tom ,   tel aviv   (01.24.13)
SOME sense & above average IQ.
21. Who's this Abbas fellow?
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (01.24.13)
Generally speaking,interstate issues are settled between the elected representatives of the states.Abbas and his cronies have not been elected representatives for years...Abbas is a dictator. This arrogant man is proposing to face Israel's MK's but he hasn't the decency to face his own electorate in free,fair elections. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
22. Abbas
iletzter ,   TA- Israel   (01.24.13)
Lapid should not be a fool to meet Abbas. He can tell him - if you want to talk there is a government to address.
Keren ,   IL-BR   (01.24.13)
"Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, who won a SURPRISING(???) 19 Knesset seats in the elections" is about to meet with Abbas ,the Munique Attack mentor??? I am pretty sure that this election was a big trap and I am VERY affraid that Netanyahu is a TRAITOR who mounted this CIRCUS. Netanyahu is alligned to haredim and haredim are alligned with the arabs because haredim DO NOT WALK FORWARD,they walk BACKWARDS and they dont believe in the current Israel,. We are in the verge to enter in a TRAP,orchestrated by arabs -I would say also by haredim(Shas etc)- and BIBI! This is a frightening moment to Israel ,in my opinion.
24. the last i checked
lapid is not the pm of israel. netanyahu is and the peace process goes between netanyahu and abu mazen, not lapid and abu mazen
25. Abbas must only accept that Israel is a Jewish state
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.26.13)
Abbas must publicly acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel's eternal capital, that no Arab settlers are returning to Israel or Judea and Samaria, that any PLO entity will be demilitarized, that the Jordan valley and ALL Jewish communities will remain in Israel hands, and that Israel is a Jewish state and there will be peace. It's that simple.
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