Peace Talks Continue in the Middle East

Thursday, September 16, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. special envoy George Mitchell are wrapping up a visit to the Middle East for a second round of peace talks this week.

Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week, and  was scheduled to meet one-on-one with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday. Meetings will continue through Friday, with U.S. officials scheduled to meet with Jordanian, Syrian and Lebanese leaders.

Abbas and Netanyahu finished their second-round of face-to-face peace talks on Wednesday. During a briefing following the meetings, Mitchell said "they are tackling upfront" the "core issues and key challenges to this process." As The Associated Press reports, the issue of Jewish settlements in the West Bank continues to be a central issue of the process, with Palestinian leaders threatening to end discussions unless Israel extends a moratorium on new building in the area.

While Mitchell said there was no clear "breakthrough" in talks between Israelis and Palestinians this week, he said the leaders had committed to continuing the process. "The two parties agreed that their negotiators will continue these discussions next week to lay out the groundwork for the next round of talks on the leadership level," he said.

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shadeed ahmad from New York, New York

Here comes another round of clandestine obsessive compulsive bullheadedness.

When Hell freezes over "maybe" this Middle East debacle will stop.

Until then so much of the wellbeing of the world is being held hostage to the robotic intentions of a selfish and heartless collective who are incorrectly labeled as negotiators for peace. This is the longest running joke on the world's stage presentation of imbeciles.

Actually, it is also an insult to evolution and the understanding of peace.

Why does fairness and balanced consideration for all that is humane seem more complex than rocket science to these crews when they meet?

Oh, I forgot. The University of Materialism and Inhumanity does not teach that to these crews that always seem to graduate from there with the flying color of red blood.

America is the guardian who is reluctant to stand up for fairness and humaneness, but seems satisfied to withhold punishments that would make warring children who are actually spiritual cousins live together harmoniously.

This is worse than the worst of reality television. The influence of money and bigotry keeps sponsoring it though.

Sep. 18 2010 09:09 AM

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