Israel Plans More Walls - by Stephen Lendman
Israeli walls are for land theft, not security.
Instead of peace, reconciliation, equity and justice, Israel plans settlement expansions and more Walls. More on them below.
At the same time, Abbas broke his pledge about no peace talks unless settlement expansions stop. Chief negotiators Saeb Erekat and Yitzhak Molcho are meeting in Amman, Jordan. They're joined by Quartet representatives.
Netanyahu's spokesman Mark Regev claims "talks are intended to move forward to negotiations."
PLO spokesman Xavier Abu Eid said, "We are just trying to create the right environment for talks." Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat sidestepped controversy, saying "I would not make a big deal out of it."
According to Abbas:
The meeting "was a response to a noble initiative by the brothers in Jordan in an attempt to push forward the peace process and to bridge gaps."
"God willing, results of this meeting will be revealed in the coming two days, and based on that we will set the suitable grounds for resuming negotiations. This would be positive, and we hope Jordan will succeed."