Palestinian Freedom Later, Not Now - by Stephen Lendman
Washington assures no Palestinian UN membership even though over 130 countries recognize Palestine as a state.
On October 2, Haaretz said "Israel accepts Quartet peace plan," making Palestinian UN membership conditional on negotiating peace with an unwilling partner.
No matter that decades of on-and-off talks never achieved resolution and won't now.
Moreover, Israel doesn't negotiate. It demands. As a result, restarting the charade assures freedom later, not now.
On October 2, Netanyahu and eight senior cabinet ministers agreed "to support the (Quartet's pro-Israeli scheme) within a month without preconditions."
A formal statement "welcome(d)" the chance to subvert Palestinian aspirations with Quarter help. In part, it said:
"Israel calls on the Palestinian Authority to do the same and to enter into direct negotiations without delay."- Advertisement -
Israel's cabinet discussed resuming talks after failing to reach agreement days earlier on accepting the Quartet's proposal. On Sunday, consensus was reached despite timetable and contentious issue concerns.