ISRAEL CAN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT THE SETTLEMENTS

Well, maybe it shouldn’t……

Continuing the construction freeze in West Bank settlements after it expires on September 26 would be impossible politically and would bring down the coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Moratinos told Netanyahu that the European Union’s position was that Israel should continue the freeze.


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has conditioned direct talks with Israel on a continued construction freeze.

BUT…….

Netanyahu: Israel’s government will fall if settlement freeze continues

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has conditioned upgrading to direct negotiations with Israel on a continued halt on West Bank construction.

Benjamin Netanyahu at the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, July 26, 2010.

Continuing the construction freeze in West Bank settlements after it expires on September 26 would be impossible politically and would bring down the coalition, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Moratinos in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Moratinos told Netanyahu that the European Union’s position was that Israel should continue the freeze.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has conditioned direct talks with Israel on a continued construction freeze.

Jerusalem will be closely monitoring the deliberations of the Arab League foreign ministers meeting today in Cairo. A subcommittee on the Arab peace initiative is expected to announce its continued support for indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians, giving Arab League backing for Abbas’ decision not to begin direct talks with Israel. The Palestinian position is that as long as no progress is made in the indirect talks there is no point in beginning direct talks.

Palestinian sources told Haaretz that Abbas seeks unequivocal clarifications from the United States that the framework for direct talks will include a declaration that the Palestinian state will be based on the June 4, 1967 borders and that border adjustments will be based on exchanges of territory. The PA also wants an Israeli declaration that the construction freeze in the settlements will continue and that construction in East Jerusalem will stop.

Although the PA can expect criticism of its position from the United States and even some Arab states it appears to be more worried at present about losing popularity on the Palestinian street if it were to resume direct talks with Israel now.

During yesterday’s meeting Netanyahu reportedly told Moratinos that the Palestinians’ conditions for renewing direct talks are unrealistic. He also told the Spanish foreign minister that only after a final-status agreement is reached will it be possible to drum up sufficient public support in Israel to push it through. Trying to do so now would bring down the ruling coalition and damage the peace process, Netanyahu said.

Several senior Palestinian and Arab officials have indicated that Abbas will tell the Arab League foreign ministers today that indirect talks with Israel should continue. But Moratinos told Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and President Shimon Peres that Abbas during their meeting in Amman on Tuesday that he was leaning toward agreeing to the resumption of direct talks. Moratinos said Abbas only needs to feel that he has the support of the Arab League for his decision.

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  3. andrew said,

    July 29, 2010 at 15:52

    Netanyahu: “Israel’s government will fall if settlement freeze continues” Translation we are going to steal more land that does not below to us .

  4. Darin Barrows said,

    July 29, 2010 at 15:55

    Israel WOULDN’T survive if not for the billions in “aid” (bribes) as well as the military hardware they receive from the USA! And because Israel DOES possess nuclear weapons, EVERY dollar they’ve been given has been and is ILLEGAL! Google the Symington Amendment and see why.

  5. identalias said,

    July 29, 2010 at 16:11

    That’s your problem, Bibi, you fascist filth.

  6. Jay said,

    July 29, 2010 at 17:22

    Its amazing how Israel can negotiate “ILLEGAL” stolen land that’s not even theirs! It like me taking you’re I-phone and then telling you have we to talk inorder for you to get it back when it’s your’s in the first place!

    Jay of http://whitemaninablackmansbody.com/ News blog

  7. Amerikagulag said,

    July 29, 2010 at 21:43

    No Jay, it’s not really amazing, it’s DISGUSTING. Israel is a fake country set up on a bribe. It’s a money laundering operation for the Rothschild banking cabal.
    The Sex Slave trade is boombing – so too, one would guess is the human organ trafficking.

  8. cuthulan said,

    July 30, 2010 at 16:17

    Hopefully the tide is turning and the “Welfare State of Israel” will collapse as America has bankrupted itself and the checks may soon have to stop or the US Zionist politions my find themselves strung up from a lampost.
    Remember Israel as you steal other peoples land (temperarily I think) that payback is a bitch. Ask a German that remembers 1945! AND who gave a shit about the “good Germans” in 1945!?.. , so my message to the good Jews ,is YOU better clean up your mess ,before some of Israels victims do it for you!!!!


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