Wednesday, January 4, 2012

If The Jordan FM Calls "Palestinian-Israeli Talks "Positive," It's Bad for Israel

Hat tip: IMRA
Amman, January 3 (Petra) - Jordan on Tuesday hosted a meeting between Palestinian and Israeli officials in a bid to kick start serious and effective peace talks between the two sides to ultimately arrive at the aspired goal, which is the two-state solution.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and Middle East peace Quartet envoys opened a meeting before being joined by Palestinian and Israeli negotiators.

The talks at the foreign ministry seek to reach common ground for resumption of direct negotiations on a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal based on the two-state solution that addresses all final status issues by the end of 2012. (complete article)
AMMAN, January 3, 2012 (WAFA) – Palestinian negotiators attending a Quartet meeting in the Jordanian capital Amman on Tuesday submitted proposals on security and borders to their Israeli counterparts, who took the proposals and promised to respond to them in future meetings, according to Jordan’s Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

He said at a press conference following the conclusion of the first direct talks between Palestinians and Israeli in 16 months held in Amman that the two sides held serious and constructive talks and have agreed to hold more meetings in the future, all will be held in Jordan. (complete article)
There's no way that this can be good for Israel, its security and continued existence.

The Jerusalem Post reports it a bit differently:

Before meeting in Jordan, Abbas warns of "hard measures" if Israel doesn't accept the PA's demands; Marwan Barghouti pens letter saying the peace process has failed, calls on leadership to stop "exporting illusions."

Israel and Palestinian negotiators meeting in Amman on Tuesday for the first direct talks in 16 months agreed to continue talking, with another round scheduled in Jordan next week, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, who hosted the talks, said at a press conference 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. One principle that Israel is expected to put forward is the need for an Israeli security presence along the Jordan River in any agreement. (complete article)

And the BBC sees it very differently:
Israel and Palestinians: 'No progress' in Jordan talks
Israeli envoy Yitzhak Molcho and Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat held talks in the Jordanian capital Amman alongside international mediators.

Officials from both sides had played down the prospect of any imminent resumption in peace talks, and the meeting ended with no breakthrough. (complete article)
What's the truth?

One thing for sure, bad news for Israel, lots more international and internal Leftist pressure to compromise basic security!

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