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The whole thing was basically Israeli Hollywood, and Nazmi Salman apparently couldn’t tell the difference between a movie set and reality.
'We have not made the settlements an up-front issue this time,' Abbas’s senior adviser Mohammad Mustafa said.
"We want to see solid plans for development projects that we can present to our residents as an answer to their needs, which have grown over the years."
Jews and Arabs agree: everyone's willing to talk, no one's willing to take action, and a peace deal's not likely in the next two years.
Netanyahu continues the freeze, keeping the settlements under a the planning siege — while approving construction of some 20,000 housing units for Arabs in Area C.
'Now, in the new era we are in, the excuses are over and we expressly expect compensation and correction for all the years in which the settlement enterprise was hung up to dry.'
Regavim argues there's no reason to transfer any part of Area C to the Palestinian Authority when their population numbers are clearly inflated.
PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat Condemns Israeli Cabinet Meeting, ‘Illegal Decisions’ at Western Wall
Erekat claims Israel is deliberately sabotaging international efforts to revive the peace process and working to annex Judea and Samaria.
'At no point in history was Jerusalem or Judea and Samaria subject to Palestinian Arab sovereignty.'
Israel acts “in accordance with our interests, not according to whether or not we have a green light from the international community.”
For the third time this week, hundreds of Arabs blocked the main road going through a village leading to Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, and stoned one Israeli car after another as they were passing through.
The discussion, then as now, revolved around annexation versus a two-state solution, although at the time the most these Israeli ministers could imagine was a Palestinian autonomy under Israeli rule (a solution that's to the right of today's Likud).
Israel also asked Haley to reduce the UNSC budget and staffing for activities devoted to the Palestinian Authority.
'There is a fundamental difference between photographing an event while it is happening and creating an event by arriving in the field with a camera. '