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New Mideast Peace Talks Already on the Rocks

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Posted on May 10, 2010
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Construction workers prepare a new housing development in the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa in East Jerusalem on Monday.

One step forward ... well, you know the rest. Although a new round of peace talks signaled a much-needed, if tentative, show of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, those negotiations have already hit a big bump over Israel’s construction activities in East Jerusalem.  —KA

AP via Google News:

Israel said Monday it has no intention of halting construction of Jewish housing in hotly contested east Jerusalem, a first sign of trouble for newly launched U.S.-mediated peace talks.
Palestinians accused Israel of undermining trust and urged President Barack Obama to intervene.

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By felicity, May 11, 2010 at 10:25 am Link to this comment

The sheer longevity of Israeli policies as regard the Palestinians is remarkable.  Palestinians have been living separated or quarantined as the back-drops of their daily experience for 60 years.

Recent construction in East Jerusalem is merely business as usual and since very little if any objections to the displacement of Palestinians have ever been forthcoming from the international community, it’s highly unlikely that the Israelis will be called on the carpet for this latest move.  So why would it stop now.

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By Christopher Sadoun, May 11, 2010 at 8:10 am Link to this comment
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Jesus Died for All
Bible, Revelations, 11:8
Bible, Revelations, 17:18
Bible, Galatians, 4:24-26
Bible, Revelations, 17:5-6
Bible, Revelations, 18:4
Bible, Romans, 13:11
Bible, John 3:16

An auryn to wear on a chain

Jesus Died for Messala, and Ben Hur
Jesus Died for Ben Hur, and Messala

Bible, Lamentations, Cross Reference 1:1

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By ofersince72, May 11, 2010 at 1:03 am Link to this comment

I don’t know ..
People still want their oil,
If it weren’t for oil, no one would care about
an Arab or a Jew, especially the United States Government.

I wonder what they will do when they have to eat and
drink their oil, might be sooner than we thought.

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By mike112769, May 10, 2010 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment

Until America forces Israel to treat Palestinians like people, this crap won’t stop. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone what the Palestinians have done as far as the violence goes; but what option do they have? The Jews reacted the same way towards the nazis every chance they had. Nobody will tolerate being treated like an animal for long, and I don’t blame them.

This article would tie in rather nicely with Hedges’ report on religion. This is one reason why people are getting tired of organized religion. Too much killing in the name of “god”.

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