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MKs Worry: What did PM Promise Abbas? Rumors abound regarding Israeli concessions that restarted talks.
Maayana Miskin, July 21, 2013
While some have welcomed the announcement that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume talks, a growing number of ministers and MKs have expressed concern over the promises that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is rumored to have made in order to win PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ o agreement tnegotiate.
MK Miri Regev, a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, called Sunday for an urgent meeting of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee to address the issue.
“In wake of [U.S. Secretary of State] Kerry’s announcement in Amman regarding the renewal of negotiations with the Palestinians, I am calling on the Prime Minister to bring the essential points of the renewal of talks to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for approval,” she said.
“I should note that since Justice Minister Tzipi Livni is responsible for oversight of the talks with the Palestinians, I request that she, too, come and give a report regarding the renewal of talks,” Regev added.
“I want an urgent meeting on the matter because of the various reports saying that Israel agreed to negotiate based on the 1967 lines, and that there is agreement to an Israeli gesture to Abu Mazen [Abbas’ nom de guerre – ed.] involving the release of ‘serious’ Palestinian prisoners who were involved in acts of terror and murder of Jews, prisoners who pose a threat to Israel’s security,” she continued. “We will demand that the Prime Minister clarify the truth.”
“I wish to emphasize that the deliberation on an agreement based on the 1967 lines is dangerous to Israel’s security and to the future of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria,” she added.
Members of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) part, including ministers Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel, have expressed concern as well. Ariel warned that if reports regarding Netanyahu’s concessions to Abbas were true, “this is a serious mistake.”
There have been several reports regarding Netanyahu’s promises to Abbas, who formerly listed several preconditions to talks, among them the release of terrorist prisoners held by Israel and a complete ban on construction of new housing for Jews living east of the 1949 armistice line.
Some foreign papers have said that Netanyahu agreed to base talks on the “1967 lines,” meaning the 1949 armistice line. Others report that Netanyahu promised to free terrorist prisoners prior to his first meeting with Abbas. Some reports say Netanyahu agreed to an unofficial building freeze in Judea and Samaria, as well.
According to Maariv/nrg, Abbas continued to refuse talks despite concessions from Netanyahu, until Kerry warned him that his refusal would mean a cut to U.S. financial assistance to the PA. The PA relies heavily on foreign support.
(Tip Credit: The Torah Revolution)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
|Minister Naftali Bennett|
Nope! Never gonna live this one down.
Plus, MK Regev is coming from a strategic perspective. What are "religious" MK's Bennett and Ariel's excuses for their lukewarm responses? After all, aren't they from the "right-wing," "Jewish" Home Party, and wear kippahs on their heads? I am still willing to assume that that Ariel is choosing his shots, and working behind the scenes,...for now. Yet, that has never been his modus operandi.
And, now, it appears that Prime Minister Netanyahu will be releasing Yishma'eli (Arab) terrorists with Jewish blood on their hands are going to be released as part of a final "peace" (piece) agreement with the Pseudostinians, and will do so with or without cabinet minister approval (Jews News). And now, Aaron Klein has revealed that Har HaBayith (Temple Mount) will be included in the deal. (God forbid!) So, the "powers that be" are not wasting any time, are they?
And, how is it that I am able to write all this calmly, you ask?
Because my eyes have been open for quite some time now, and I have yet to see anything new come into play. The "powers that be" are quite predictable. The question which always remains to ask is "what's next?"
And, speaking of Shimon Peres...
JPost: Peres To Abbas: You Have Made A Brave Decision, Don’t Listen To The SkepticsPresident Shimon Peres on Sunday congratulated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on his decision to restart peace talks.
JPost.com, July 21, 2013
JPost.com, July 21, 2013
“You have made a brave and historic decision to return to the negotiating table. Do not listen to the skeptics,” Peres said. (Translation: Do not listen to those no longer under mind control.)
Abbas told Peres that he hoped that there would be progress in the peace process and that the Palestinians “would receive an independent state that would exist side by side with Israel in peace.”
The Palestinian leader said to Peres that “we should complete the peace process that we initiated together many years ago,” adding, “There is hope; we will continue to build the future and I hope we will reach a good end.” (Translation: "A good end?" The destruction of Israel, and a big push toward its de-Jewification.)
|Apparently, President Peres does not even care that he desperately needs a new acting coach.|
(Photo: World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell)
Citing unnamed Israeli and Palestinian sources, the Timesreported that Peres met Abbas in Amman for secret talks in which he convinced the PA president to accept that “West Bank settlers and Jewish residents of East Jerusalem could remain in their settlements but be subject to the Palestinian state.”
According to the sources, Peres pressured the Palestinian leader to accept this condition “as the minimum that he needed to convince Netanyahu to give his blessing to the talks.”
Peres met last May with Abbas on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.
(Tip Credit: Jews News)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
I am so ready to smack anyone who is in the least bit surprised about this: Oslo, Geneva, and how many other secret negotiations we do NOT know about??
Furthermore, I would still like to know what Shimon Peres, in the supposedly symbolic role of Israeli President, is doing running around taking very non-symbolic actions. And by whose authority? Because he is Shimon Peres, and believe that he can do whatever the hell he wants?
Well, this is one way to get rid of us annoying settlers. They're not going to let us have any guns of course.
Peres knows that many "settlers" will leave, or even beg the "holy" Israeli Government to help them. Then he will let the Arabs do the dirty work, [in an attempt] to finish us off. Afterwards, he will just say that we "asked for this" (double meaning).
Then all he will have left to get rid of are the Haredim and undying state loyalist religious, most of whom will just follow him off the lemming cliff.
The ones who will be left in Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria) will be the ones with the emunah (faith) around to stick around.
It looks like the "powers that be" might end up leaving us alone after all. But, I do not intend to hold my breath.
NOW, will start storing food, water, firewood, and get used to the idea of living without electricity??!!
After the "powers that be" finish carving up what than get away with of The Almighty's inheritance for us, Jerusalem will be undoubtedly be next on their list. And, I mean western Jerusalem.
Think I'm crazy? Stay tuned....