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February 24, 2010

Ehud Barak in the US, Peace talks to restart March 12th?

Filed under: Uncategorized — frederickbutler @ 9:51 am

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is headed to the U.S. for a series of meetings with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, chairman of the U.S. Army’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, and U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell. Barak is expected to lobby for stiffer sanctions on Iran, and to layout the Israeli blueprint for restarting talks with the Palestinians.

One report indicates that indirect peace talks between Israel and Palestinian Authority could begin as early as March 12th, and last a total of three months. Palestinian officials are reluctant to enter future negotiations after Netanyahu decided to renovate Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as Jewish Heritage sites.

The Defense Minister is also expected to meet with UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon to try to curb deliberation on the Goldstone Report on Gaza. Last month, Israel issued a document on investigations it has made since the report and said it hoped UN pressure for further steps could be avoided.

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2 Comments »

  1. Israel never has been interested in peace talks, and your posting on this subject is a waste of time.

    Comment by Dick Fitzgerald — February 25, 2010 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  2. barak & co will once again use the old israeli trick of pretending to want peace talks in order to get what it really wants: the u.s. to tighten the screws on iran, for the u.s. to continue looking the other way with their land grab, and to con u.n. sec.gen. ban ki-moon into squashing ”the caugth red handed” goldstone report. if the israels really wanted peace, they must first go way for the cure. just like alcohol,sex and drug addiction, they must seek help for their land stealing addiction. i hope 1 out of the 4 [forget clinton, maybe mullen,gates or mitchell] will stand up to barak’s pending snow job. carl

    Comment by carl of queens,ny — February 26, 2010 @ 12:40 pm | Reply


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