Thursday, January 5, 2012

More hot air?

Israel and Palestinian negotiators meeting in Amman, for the first direct talks in 16 months agreed to continue talking,

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, who hosted the talks, said after the meeting that the Palestinian delegation submitted proposals on border and security issues to Israel, and that the Israeli team took the proposals and said it would respond and present its ideas in a future meeting. He added that while there was no breakthrough, the importance of sitting down and conducting a direct dialogue was not insignificant.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned before the talks that Israel’s failure to accept the Palestinian demands for resuming the peace process would prompt him to take “hard measures.” Speaking in Ramallah, Abbas said the peace process would not be revived unless Israel agreed to freeze settlement construction and accepted the pre-1967 lines as the basis for a two-state solution.

While we all want theses guys "talking" it's the same stalemate as usual. I still find it unthinkable for Israel to give one square inch to a group of people that will not recognize them as a nation.

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