Palestinian officials: Obama must pressure Israel
Associated Press
Published: 08.02.13, 00:43
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1. Reason For Talks' Failures
emanon ,   USA   (02.07.13)
The reason any peace talks have failed is the same as it ever was: the arabs refusal to recognize Israel. That failure goes back WAY BEFORE 1967, 1947 or even 1847.
2. Arab Palestinians need to sit down and negotiate
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.07.13)
the arab palestinians expect president obama to hand them a state on a silver platter. this will not happen, and the sooner they realise it, the sooner a solution could be worked out. furthermore, the arab palestinians must recognise jewish historical rights to the lands of israel, to the holy city of jerusalem, and the right of the jewish people to self determination and sovereignty. the only real issue up for negotiations is the borders separating the sovereign state of israel from its arab neighbours. israel will never accept the so-called right of return or the division of the holy city of jerusalem. of course, the right to worship of all major faiths in jerusalem will be respected.
3. Meridor
Reuven ,   Zichron   (02.07.13)
I completely agree with Meridor's condemnation of building outside the settlement blocks but ask the question: Where were you for the last four years? Why did you not open your mouth before and resign from the government if Netanyahu did not change his disasterous policy?
4. Bldg outside blocs?
Meir ,   Toronto Canada   (02.07.13)
I would like to know where building outside the blocs has taken place? If so, how extensive has it been. My impression is that any building has been within the blocs.
5. #1
Max ,   Tel Aviv   (02.07.13)
What happened in 1847, that the Palestinians, as usual, missed? Am I missing something or are you just talking without saying something? The Palestinians have recognized Israel by talking to us. That they try to get the most out of the negotiations is understandable. We want the same. Only with Netanyahoo we lose the game.
6. "Peace talks with Palestinians" deadly for Israel.
Chaim ,   Israel   (02.07.13)
Israel has already suffered tens of thousands of casualties from "peace talks with Palestinians". Oslo alone cost Israel thousands of maimed and murdered civilians. Even worse is the goal of these "peace talks", which is to render Israel indefensible with a 9 mile waist and inundate Israel with rockets and hostile Arabs. "Peace talks with Palestinians" are death for Israel. The true solution is paying "Palestinians" to leave our land.
7. That's All abu mazen Does Is Dictate
And That's All b.H.o. Has Done, now it's b.H.o.'s Turn To Pressure You! Cowards who can't seem to understand what The Term Negotiating Means?
8. Meridor: Another leftist bought & paid for with PIECE NOW $$
Down & dirty ,   in Israel   (02.07.13)
Of course the Attorney General who should be investigating Meridor and others (source of their funding) is also on their payroll.
9. The difference between Abbas and Hamas
Sam ,   Canada   (02.07.13)
Hamas wants to destroy Israel by force. Abbas tries to destroy Israel by diplomacy or force. Abbas tries to play on the heartstrings of everyone so that they will give the poor Palestinians a state without having to accept a Jewish majority Israel. Then he plans to destroy Israel through a right of return or force. Hamas thinks diplomacy is a waste of time. There are too many Western leaders and naive Jews who fall for Palestinian sob stories without considering their true intent.
10. Negotiator's Advice
Aharon   (02.07.13)
"Only if he realizes reasons for failure of previous round of talks and avoid them." Which means Obama should avoid the "palestinians" and their demands.
11. Peace Formula
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (02.07.13)
The natural border is River Jordan. There is an old Persian Proverb which is highly relevent in the current situation: When 2 people cannot get on with each other they say: "Tou onvar joob va man invar joob"! You on that side of the river and me on this side!
12. Whose fault is it, anyway?
Hmm. ,   Chicago   (02.07.13)
The Palestinians are determined to persuade other countries to accept responsibility for the Palestinians' own failings. The president is already indicating that he will not fall for it.
13. Wrong way, Corrigan!
Hmm. ,   Chicago   (02.07.13)
"continued construction deep inside the West Bank . . . could threaten the country's long-term survival." I think Meridor has it bass-ackwards. The day Israel waits for the world to give it permission to exist, is the day it will stop existing.
14. Projection as Usual
Marcohoe ,   San Francisco, USA   (02.07.13)
It's the Palestinians who need to be pressured to come to the negotiating table and make sensible concessions. Remember that there was a ten-months building stop and they only came to the table after 9.5 months?
15. Arab want Israel to give just give
Leib ,   Usa   (02.07.13)
Constrictions is my right the land belongs to the Jews not Arabs or what they like to call them selfs it still is the land of the Jews
16. Obama and the dark forces
Brod ,   USA   (02.07.13)
Obama should pressure the PA dark forces till their balloon punctures. Howeever, expecting him to do it is like traveling to the sun. These Islamist-Jihadist fanatics expect all other human beings should be subjugated and treated as dhimmis. That is how perverted their religious ideology is. And this is the reason for the world to stop dreaming of something that does not exist. The world should also stop being fooled by the dark forces that the Land of Israel belongs to them. The fact is Judea and Samaria-the Land of Israel is Israel's Liberated Historic and Biblical Homeland!
X   (02.08.13)
Obama And Kerry should realise that it is already late for 2 STATE solution And start working for the only possible ONE: ONE STATE for all including the refugees And equal right for all. If this leads to another Arab STATE so that what it is.
18. #17 Whether 1 state or 2, Pals want them all Muslim majority
Sam ,   Canada   (02.08.13)
Palestinian supporters take everyone for a bunch of fools. Where has it got them? Who are the fools?
19. #17 x - One State
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (02.08.13)
Wrong! 2 States already exist, one is called Israel and the other is called Jordan. Jews on this side of River Jordan, the Arabs on the other side. If they wish to Rename the Country Jordan to Palestine then all major problems are resolved! Tell that to His Royal Highness King Abdullah II and presuurize him to accept the real solution!!!
20. E-! Bloc
Dr. Louie Rossique ,   Orlando, fl.   (02.08.13)
Why isn't the presentation ited to the idea that Palestinians must, I say must acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish Nation? If that is not stated why bother?
21. who is the fool
Al ,   US   (02.08.13)
Only time will tell, but, by every indication time is not wrking in your favor. Israel has shown by actions and deed that as long as it can impose the status quo on the palestinians by force, it has no interest in peace or solutions.
22. Arabs had their chance to show their intent and FAILED
GZLives   (02.08.13)
23. "Obama Sees ’67 Borders as Starting Point for Peace Deal"
Steve Benassi ,   Silver Bay, MN USA   (02.08.13)
May 19, 2011
24. Check him and consorts for cocaine residue
E. Grumi   (02.08.13)
No doubt he was sniffing that the night of Benghazi. Does he carry it on him or one of his goons? Make sure the sniffer dogs check him at the airport.
25. Good decisions are NEVER based on pressure.
Chaim ,   Israel   (02.08.13)
Good decisions are based on what is right for Israel. Not on submitting to pressure. In fact, the use of pressure is absolute proof those applying the pressure have evil intent. If what they wanted Israel to do was wise, Israel would do it voluntarily. What they want Israel to do is very bad for Israel and those applying the pressure know it. Good decisions are NEVER based on pressure and fear.
26. A visit by Obama has to be adressed exactly as if the Prophe
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.08.13)
Muhammad himself had come to our Knesset! (where I guess he will be given he opportunity to soil it's grounds with his presence) Make no mistake aas to what the plans of Husni Barak Obama are. No, it's not funny...
27. openings for pals in syria
arik   (02.08.13)
settle all pals from Israel ,WB , even Gaza, in Syria. great opportunities in the near future. solve a lot of problems
28. Our fawning politicians are surely queueing already, to be
tom ,   tel aviv   (02.08.13)
the ones shaking the hand of the Manchurian! Then they'll have one more picture to frame on the wall, showing how "important" they were... sad but true.
29. First Call
Arturo   (02.08.13)
Always remember, that Obama's first telephone call after ascending to office the first time, was to Mahmoud Abbas.
30. Concentrate on WMDs
Zechariah   (02.08.13)
For the next two years Israel and the Arabs ought concentrate on the stability of the WMD arsenals for this is the greatest threat.Settlements ought be stopped.All the areas ought be used for military defence of the region against psychos and genocidalists .
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