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Palestinians Reject Compromise to Restart Peace Talks With Israel

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- 1513 days ago -
American-sponsored peace talks ended last year when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to accept a framework agreement presented by the United States, signed fifteen international agreements in an effort to achieve achieve statehood


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Gillian M (11)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 10:38 am
The Palestinian Authority rejected compromise terms that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outlined for restarting peace talks with Israel, The Times of Israel reported today.

The Palestinian Authority refuses to resume negotiations with Israel without Israeli recognition of the pre-1967 borders as the basis for talks and of East Jerusalem as the future Palestinian capital, a PA spokesman said on Tuesday, nixing a reported bid by Jerusalem to resume talks aimed at defining the borders of settlement blocs.

Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh was responding to comments attributed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini last week, in which the Israeli premier said his government was willing to define the boundaries of the main settlement blocs, within which construction would be allowed. …

“Nothing relating to final status issues can be segmented or postponed,” Abu Rudeineh said in a statement published by official Palestinian news agency Wafa. “The basis for any negotiations must be recognition of the 1967 borders, Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state… along with a complete halt to settlement [construction] and the release of the fourth group of [security] prisoners jailed before Oslo.”

An earlier report in the Times characterized Netanyahu’s terms for renewed negotiations with the Palestinians, which would involve territorial concessions and the delineation of boundaries between Israel and a Palestinian state, as “a marked departure from his long-held stance.” Netanyahu made his proposal for the renewed peace talks in a meeting with European Union High Representative Frederica Mogherini last week. Citing the Israeli daily Haaretz, the Times reported that “Mogherini was ‘very satisfied’ with her meeting with Netanyahu and defined it a success.”

American-sponsored peace talks ended last year when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to accept a framework agreement presented by the United States, signed fifteen international agreements in an effort to achieve achieve statehood outside of bilateral negotiations (the premise of the peace process since at least 1993), and then announced a unity government with the terrorist group Hamas, which rejects Israel’s right to exist.

Gillian M (11)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 10:41 am
Arafat was offered 95% of his demands during the Camp David and Oslo Accords but he refused them. If the Palestinians genuinely wanted peace why did they not accept these?

Hamas' Charter specifically states that their objective is the destruction of Israel.

What is happening is that Abbas won't negotiate for peace and is trying to get Palestine legitimised as a state by demanding that countries recognise it. By doing so, these countries are rewarding Abbas for refusing to negotiate for peace and then blame Israel.

Maggie D (69)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 5:52 pm
The Palestinians have refused offer after offer from Israel for peace talks. Each time they have made demands. After those demands have been met they withdraw. You can only extend your hand so many times and have it bitten before you don't offer it again. Thanks, Penny, noted.

Hilary S (65)
Friday May 29, 2015, 3:24 am
but of course! it'd be such a waste of all those tunnels they've been spending their citizens' EU and others'' rehabilitation donations on.

Justin Vale (13)
Friday May 29, 2015, 5:11 am
there isn't gonna be a peace deal with those child killers. while they go about causing more division among their people the jews seem to be coming together. the jews and their God are anointing a new king. and he brings a false prophet/mad wizard with him in michael oren. and if you go back on both these dudes, even all the way back to highschool papers all they seem to dream about is annexation. the king of the jews is coming. the new king herod. and he wants judea and samaria. and he's gonna have them. harmless zionist build walls. the dangerous ones hate them. check out what the new jewish messiah thinks about the wall. there isn't going to be a peace treaty. if the zionist didn't learn their lesson with the sinai fiasco then they are dumber than i think. and i think they're really dumb.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday May 29, 2015, 5:35 am
Compromise, tolerance and a viable two-state solution, with foreign investment to create economic prosperity and a good standard of living for all. The ONLY way to create lasting peace.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 6:28 am
Palestinians got a lot to lose if they sign a peace deal with Israel:

1. UNWRA keeps Palestinians as World Best Paid Refugees, though there are much more needy cases: Syria, Rodingya, etc.

2. Palestinian Refugee is anyone who lived in Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948, i.e. for less than TWO YEARS! Forget tens of generations tale.

3. The title of "Palestinian Refugee" is inheritable forever. Yes, children born to "Palestinian Refugees" are "Palestinian Refugees" as well. Even if they live in an Arab country, or in Europe. No other ethnic group got this privilege.

4. The per capita budget of UNWRA devoted exclusively to Palestinian Arabs by far exceeds amounts given to UNHC.

5. Now that Palestinians did not get their state, they get US Aid, UNWRA money and money coming from Iran and Arab state to fight Israel. If the peace deal with Israel is signed all of these money will be gone, except for US Aid.

Palestinians simply CANNOT AFFORD a peace with Israel.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 10:39 am

Janet B (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 12:30 pm

marie T (163)
Friday May 29, 2015, 3:45 pm
Yes no peace too much money involved and corruption

Stan B (123)
Friday May 29, 2015, 5:41 pm
How many times does it need to be said? They don't want peace: they want Israel so they can turn it into another Syria. They don' build or create. They just destroy.

Roslyn M (26)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 12:22 am
Do these people even want peace? It doesn't look that way.
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