Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has laid down “impossible” conditions for moving to direct peace talks.
This was the warning from Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom through Israeli Public Radio on Wednesday.
What are the impossible demands:
1. The points of negotiations start from the point they left off at the end of 2008 when Ehud Olmert was prime minister.
2. The talks must be based on a total Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 lines.
3. Israel mot be willing to let the freeze of (settlement) construction continue.
His remarks came ahead of a scheduled meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Thursday to decide whether to endorse a move to direct negotiations after nearly three months of US-brokered indirect talks that have shown little sign of progress.
Washington has been pressing the two sides for more than a year to relaunch direct talks which were suspended after the start of the Gaza war in December 2008.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he is ready to meet with Abbas at any time but the Palestinians have demanded certain guarantees they say are necessary to ensure that these talks succeed where past rounds have failed.
The Arabs lost the 1967 war. Still they wants Israel to revoke their victory, before they are willing to talk about how to reach a peace agreement.
If Israel accept this demands, will there basically be anything else to talk about?
I guess the Arabs wants to move their demands further down the western sloops of the Judean Hills?
The truth is that the Arab nations do not want peace with Israel. They wants to settle the accounts by Islamic terrorism. Hock or by crook, they will make Israel submit to Islam, or destroy her in an all out Pan Arabic war.