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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."
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.
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