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Israel rejects Clinton claim of no agreement on settlements

Posted in 1 by beyondtheborder on June 7, 2009

Israeli officials rejected on Saturday a statement by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dismissing Israeli assertions that the Bush administration had agreed to allow some construction in the settlements to allow for natural growth.

“There is no memorialization of any informal and oral agreements. If they did occur, which, of course, people say they did, they did not become part of the official position of the United States government,” Clinton told reporters on Friday, in a news conference with her Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Davutoglu, at the State Department.

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EU calls on Netanyahu to accept Palestinian state

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

“We Europeans are insisting that whatever the weighting is in the two governments (Israeli and Palestinian), the creation of a two-state solution must stand first and foremost,” German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.


Olmert: Netanyahu may lead Israel into unprecedented isolation

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 22, 2009

“Olmert took the opportunity to criticize the politics of Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu and hinted that he saw Barak as a ‘scoundrel’ for seeking to join up with a rightist coalition. ‘Whoever thinks he can succeed in reaching international cooperation on the Iran issue on the basis of a policy which rejects any political agreement with the Palestinians and the Syrians is delusional,’ said Olmert.”


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