Peace talks pushed past US elections

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Talks between Israel and PA postponed past US midterm elections despite alleged US concessions.

While on a North America tour promote his new book, The Punishment of Gaza renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy spoke in Canada. The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky caught up with him in Toronto to ask him about the expiration of the so-called settlement construction freeze, or moratorium, and the lull in the peace talks between Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas. According to David Makovsky of the Washington Institute on Near East Policy, Obama sent Netanyahu a letter offering him major concessions if the Israeli prime minister extends the settlement construction freeze past the U.S. midterm elections. One concessions Obama supposedly offered Netanyahu is the long-term stay of Israeli troops on the soil of the future Palestinian state in the Jordan Valley, a region central in the fight for water and land. However, both Netanyahu and Abbas refused to take a position, passing the ball into the court of the Arab League which in turn postponed taking a position until after the U.S. elections.

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3 thoughts on “Peace talks pushed past US elections

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  3. More bullshit American and Israeli politics on an insincere alleged pursuit of a settlement, when the only intention is a land and water grab! A UN “Peace Keeping” force needs to remove Israel back to its pre -1967 illegally founded country borders!

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