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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 12:41 PM
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Tzipi Livni: Israel's last chance for peace with the Palestinians

The Palestine Papers, the leaked documents published by The Guardian and al-Jazeera relating to the Israel-Palestine peace negotiations in 2007, portrayed the Palestinian representatives as submissive and craven before an arrogant Israeli leadership. But thanks to the utter unpredictability of the Middle East, the risible spin backfired.

Rather than undermining the West Bank leaders, the media slurs have left them more united than ever before. Another positive repercussion of the revelations has been to enhance the reputation of Tzipi Livni, the leader of Israels centrist Kadima (Forward) Party, and the only credible alternative to Benjamin Netanyahu and Israels Milosevic, the foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman.

The secret cables proved that she was an adept negotiator that an anxious Israeli public can rely upon. That respect extends to senior members of the Palestinian team who openly express admiration for her as the Israeli leader with whom they can do business.

She is a tough negotiator but she tried to understand our problems, one said. She wants to reach an agreement while I know Bibi (Netanyahu) doesnt she can deliver what should be delivered.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/juliankossoff/1000755... /

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henank Donating Member (755 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 04:50 PM
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1. Not such an adept negotiator
If she was so adept and as amenable as the writer makes out, how come no peace agreement was reached?

Either she was not so adept and amenable, or the Palestinians were not. And if they weren't amenable to Livni then, there is no reason that they will be more amenable now. And certainly they won't be more amenable to Netanyahu.

The whole article is just a load of wishful thinking.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-11-11 01:34 AM
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2. Negotiations and carpet-bombing don't usually go well together.
Didn't work for Kissinger...so why would she think it would work for HER?
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