Monday, December 31, 2012

ARAB LEAGUE CHIEF: PEACE PROCESS “WASTE OF TIME”


ARAB LEAGUE CHIEF: PEACE PROCESS “WASTE OF TIME”

After they squeezed every drop out of Israel that they could get ....
Now he tells us. There go twenty years of wasting our time down the drain.
Well, there it is. Israel gave up everything -- and for what? It was never about peace. It has always been a jihad on the Jews. Going to back to ...... Muhammad.
Ever since the "Palestinians" chose the unilateral path to statehood in the UN (in violation of the "peace" accords), there have been no bilateral negotiations whatsoever (a condition of Oslo).
The PLO signed the Declaration of Principles with Israel on the White House lawn.
There, the terror group committed itself to a peace process in which all disputes between Israel and the PLO – including the issue of Palestinian statehood – would be settled in the framework of bilateral negotiations.
The PA was established on the basis of this accord. The territory, money, arms and internationallegitimacy it has been given was due entirely to the PLO pledge to resolve the Palestinian conflict with Israel through bilateral negotiations.
Israel gifted Gaza and West Bank cities – Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Tulkarm, and some 450 villages to jihad, billions in aid, and in exchange lost the upper hand, the respect and much-needed fear in the bloody Muslim world, and gave a free hand and sanction to the enemy in her midst.
Nabil Elaraby says two decades of talks with Israel have been ‘a waste of time’
By  and  December 29, 2012, 8:50 pm
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby speaks at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday, December 29 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby speaks at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday, December 29 (photo credit: Issam Rimawi/Flash90)
Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said two decades of talks with Israel have been “a waste of time” and that Palestinians will soon take a new statehood bid to the UN.
“We will return to the UN Security Council,” he said in Ramallah Saturday after meeting Palestinian officials. “Palestine will be cooperating with Arab and EU countries to change the equation (in the peace process) that prevailed over the past 20 years, which was a waste of time.”
The UN General Assembly last month granted Palestine nonmember observer state status. Last year, the Palestinians tried and failed to get full UN member-state status. The Security Council must approve new members, and the United States made clear it would veto any Palestinian attempt. But the veto was not required because the Palestinian Authority could not in any case muster enough votes at the Security Council.
Talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority collapsed in 2008 after Palestinians demanded Israel stop building in areas they want for a future state. Israel insists settlements and other issues should be negotiated.
Elaraby and Egypt’s Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, who joined Elaraby on the visit, met with the Palestinian Authority’s Presidential Secretary Tayeb Abdul Rahim and Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki. The foreign leaders visited the grave of former PA president and PLO chief Yasser Arafat, and laid a wreath at his tombstone before entering into a meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinians news agency WAFA reported.
In their meetings with Abbas, Elaraby and Amr reportedly discussed the Palestinians’ million-dollar debt crisis, which has worsened following Israel’s decision not to hand over PA tax revenues and other related payments in the wake of the successful Palestinian UN bid in November. An idea being floated by the Arab League is the creation of a financial safety net of some $100 million to help the PA with its cash flow issues.
Elaraby’s visit was touted as a solidarity tour after the Palestinians’ newly upgraded status.
Via his envoy, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi passed on to Abbas a formal invitation to visit Cairo.
Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, who was reportedly planning to attend, did not join for the visit. Other League member countries’ foreign ministers were reportedly thwarted from coming by the United States, according to Arabic-language media source Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
“Saturday’s trip was originally scheduled for a delegation of Arab foreign ministers, but the secretariat had only received approval by Israel for the League chief and the ministers from Jordan and Egypt,” claimed a Jordanian media statement issued on Thursday.
PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, however, told Haaretz that rumors of foreign ministers being denied entry were false.
Elaraby’s visit to the Muqata’a (the presidential compound in Ramallah) was the first high-profile tour in recent months. An unnamed Palestinian official told Haaretz that Elaraby’s visit was important because of the current, sensitive crossroads in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — namely the PA’s new UN status, Israeli settlement expansion plans, and the Palestinians’ looming fiscal crisis.

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