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Palestinian Authority: Kerry to Resume PA-Israel Talks in 9 Months

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is at it again, forecasting for the 16th time this year that Israel and the Palestinian Authority will resume direct talks, according to two PA officials who conditioned their “stop the press” tip on the basis of anonymity.

Direct negotiations, as called for in the Oslo Accords,  were suspended nearly three years ago except for a one time, two-hour stage show produced and directed by President Barack Obama.

This time around, the PA officials said, will secure from Israel a building freeze in all areas sought by the Palestinian Authority except for the major blocs of Jewish population, such as Maaleh Adumim and Gush Etzion.

It is difficult to imagine how chairman Mahmoud Abbas could stay alive and agree to back down from his pre-defined borders that the United Nations General Assembly already has accepted in a non-binding resolution. A thorough denial of the latest rumor can be expected momentarily from Abbas’ office, and it could be that his rivals leaked the big news.

The talks are supposed to resume in six to nine months, which would be halfway through the latest of dozens of “windows of opportunity” that are about to close on the chances for peace.

If one more window of opportunity opens, everyone will catch pneumonia.

About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.


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3 Responses to “Palestinian Authority: Kerry to Resume PA-Israel Talks in 9 Months”

  1. The land of Israel is God’s land and we’re not allowed to give it away. Iran continues unwavering on it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons and Assad the dictator of Syria is still in power. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Assad of Syria has allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people and has targeted Tel-Aviv with his missiles. If this situation does not drastically change soon for the better, I believe the war in Isaiah Chapter 17 will likely take place. Damascus Syria would be destroyed. The worlds economy would likely collapse as a result and could usher in a one world government movement. I wrote a small 6 page book that outlines what I believe the Bible states will take place soon as well as the potential trends I see at this time. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  2. Kerry stay home, it is surrealistic your live.

  3. Donna Laczynski Simek says:

    I wish the U.S. would keep it's nose out of Israel…what are we, the King of the world. It's always got it's nose up other countries behinds. I guess it's the price Israel has to pay for taking USA financial aid.

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