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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:43 PM
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'US firmly opposed to PA seeking UN statehood declaration'
Source: JPost

The US is firmly opposed to Palestinians pursuing a unilateral declaration of statehood through the UN, the top White House Middle East advisor said Monday.

We have consistently made it clear that the way to produce a Palestinian state is through negotiations, not through unilateral declarations, not through going to the UN, Dennis Ross told the Anti-Defamation Leagues annual leadership conference. Our position on that has been consistent in opposition.

As expectations increase that the Palestinians will seek a UN resolution on the issue this September, Ross disparaged the idea as unhelpful not only to the overall diplomatic environment, but to advancing the Palestinians own goals.

This doesnt make it more likely that therell be a Palestinian state, he said.

Read more: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?...



I did not see that coming.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:44 PM
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1. Man, I thought Pennsylvania was bolting from the union.
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SoCalNative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:51 PM
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5. LOL that was my first thought too
when I saw the headline
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:01 PM
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6. LOL, glad I'm not the only one
My first thought was "what the fuck is Corbett doing now?"
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:17 PM
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18. Another one here nt
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iemitsu Donating Member (524 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:44 PM
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2. the US should go jump off a cliff.
how dare we attempt to stop this recognition?
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:46 PM
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3. I seems to me that they enjoy fighting
because if they didn't they would split the country in half, say this side is ours that side is yours and be done with it. I know that would never work but sometimes the simplest things need to be tried.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:06 PM
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8. In the end something simliar will have to happen
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:06 PM by RZM
West Bank and Gaza as Palestine, with Israeli settlers in the former getting the boot.

That seems the 'least bad option.'
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:14 PM
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10. Don't flame this please
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:15 PM by nalnn
THis is honest ignorance on my part. I was not aware that there were settlers in Gaza. I thought they were only in the WB. What are the settlements named if you know them?
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:18 PM
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11. I don't think there are. I believe they were withdrawn a few years ago
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:22 PM by RZM
I worded my post wrongly the first time and edited it. I meant the West Bank, which has a large settler population.
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:25 PM
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12. Ahhh Ok
Thanks
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:38 PM
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13. They do enjoy fighting
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 03:39 PM by nalnn
Or, at least, some of the hard-core ones do. This goes back to Abraham, Issac and Ishmael and the jealousy, hatred and distrust that goes with that story.

Strange and foreign as it may sound to some of us, that's what they think about.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:47 PM
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4. Yeah, you let these unilateral declarations, next you'll get something starting like this:
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:41 PM
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14. Hey, be careful with that radical stuff!
My god, next you'll be against letting Rick Perry force women into having an ultrasound, a lecture, and a 48 hour wait before a fully grown woman can get an abortion, even for rape!
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hack89 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:49 PM
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16. The next step was to then fight a war that you actually won.
that is the step the Palestinians seem to have a problem with.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:19 PM
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19. Sounds like something Marx wrote
Mao? Lenin?

:sarcasm:
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Malikshah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:06 PM
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7. Dennis Ross; the fox in the henhouse here, is being the ultimate in
"unhelpful"

May he go pound sand.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:11 PM
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9. in year 63, how are those negotiations
going?
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:47 PM
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15. We don't listen to the UN unless the UN wants to bomb the shit out of something
then it's a mandate.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:16 PM
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17. self delete
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 04:17 PM by rpannier
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:20 PM
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20. The US want's Palestinians to keep Negotiating?
Then shouldn't the US start helping with those negotiations? Shouldn't Israel actually be willing to negotiate in good faith, make some concessions, admit some responsibility for anything? Never happen!
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