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“Israel’s” Future Policy: Temporary not Permanent Peace Deal with Palestinians

Hold the press! The Israelis are using “peace talks” to waste the world’s time! This is unheard of!

Nah! I lost count of how many times the Israelis have used this strategy while they steal more lands and kill more Palestinians and others. They do this all the time, again and again and don’t think the US admin. And the Europeans don’t know this, they do know it very well and they go along with it. All of them agreed to put an end to the Palestinian cause, the right to return, a Palestinian state, and anything remotely linked to the Palestinians. The media and the whole world feeds on this ridiculous charade of peace again and again and we are sick of it! Nothing will stop the Israelis except resistance.

Al manar

08/10/2009 The Foreign Ministry’s political staff has composed a document outlining Israel’s future foreign policy, which states that the Israeli occupation government should not attempt to reach a permanent settlement with the Palestinians but rather focus on a temporary accord that would prevent US and European frustration.

The document, handed to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, was drafted by Naor Gilon, Lieberman’s former counselor for political affairs. Gilon claims that “the attempt at imposing a settlement with the Palestinians has failed in the past”, and that future attempts would lead to more disappointment and frustration on the part of the US and Europe as well as a “violent Palestinian response.”

“We need a realistic attitude – the arrival at a temporary accord without dealing with the core issues. This is the maximum that can be achieved, if we want to be realistic,” the document states. It also urges Lieberman to reestablish ties with countries Israel has abandoned for many years, among these African, Latin American, Balkan, Asian, and moderate Arab nations.

Lieberman is also advised to employ a zero tolerance policy for instances of anti-Semitism and international isolation. The document suggests that “Israel” focus on environmental and economic issues in order to bolster its image worldwide. “The age in which Israel could allow itself to be isolated is over,” says the document, which is scheduled to be brought before the ministry’s directorate in order to be approved as Israel’s official foreign policy within the coming days.

Meanwhile, U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell, arrived in the occupied Palestinian territories yesterday ahead of a round of talks aimed at restarting negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

A senior U.S. official told Israeli reporters that Mitchell’s visit was not likely to conclude with an announcement of a renewal of talks, and that further meetings would be necessary. Israeli sources, however, told Haaretz that an announcement on renewing negotiations was “within reach.”

The main American message is that reopening negotiations on all core issues would greatly reduce tensions and prevent incidents such as the recent “disturbances” at Al-Aqsa mosque, called “Temple Mount” by Jewish people. “The events on the Temple Mount and the discussions on the Goldstone report have demonstrated how urgent it is to go back to negotiations and resolve the core issues of the conflict,” the U.S. official said.

Most of Mitchell’s meetings will concentrate on attempts to bridge the gaps between Israel and the PA on conditions for the negotiations, including the timetable. The sides are still divided on all issues.

Mitchell will meet today with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, President Shimon Peres and Lieberman. Tomorrow he will meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and over the weekend he will travel to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The U.S. official said President Barack Obama had instructed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mitchell to report to him by mid-October on progress. “We do not foresee a breakthrough on this visit, but we have a sense of urgency and we are determined to make progress,” the official said. “The president is impatient with the current situation and expects the sides to move forward.”

The U.S. official said Mitchell would continue discussing the administration’s demand for a “moratorium” on settlement construction. “It’s not off the table,” he said. “Our position on settlements has not changed.”

Sources said yesterday that Abbas, whose standing among Palestinians has suffered dramatically in recent weeks, is expected to refuse the American request for an immediate return to negotiations without preconditions. Abbas has been harshly criticized for requesting a postponement of the UN discussion on the Goldstone report at the request of the United States.