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By The New York Times

WASHINGTON — With tensions between the United States and Israel flaring again over Jewish settlements, the Obama administration and its allies worked feverishly on multiple fronts Wednesday to put Middle East peace talks back on track.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reiterated President Obama’s criticism of Israel’s new housing plans in East Jerusalem, calling them “counterproductive” to the peace process. But she discouraged the Palestinian Authority from unilaterally declaring an independent state, an action that Palestinian officials have threatened to take in recent weeks as the talks have remained paralyzed.

“We do not support unilateral steps by either party that could prejudge the outcome of such negotiations,” Mrs. Clinton said to reporters after meeting Egypt’s foreign minister, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, and its intelligence chief, Omar Suleiman. They discussed ideas for getting the Israelis and Palestinians back to the table.

“Each party has a very strong set of opinions about the way forward,” she said. “There can be no progress until they actually come together and explore where areas of agreement are and how to narrow areas of disagreement.”

Mr. Aboul Gheit also criticized Israel as not doing enough to keep the process alive. He said Egypt, which has been in talks with both sides, was concerned by the deepening impasse and was focused on renewing the talks and keeping them going.

Though he did not disclose Egypt’s proposals, American and Israeli officials said they focused on gestures Israel could make toward the Palestinians, like pulling security forces out of parts of the West Bank or guaranteeing no Israeli incursions in areas where the Palestinians already provide security.

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Whilst the U.S. Struggles to Restore Middle East Talks

Originally posted by ttt222 at 2010-11-11 15:13
By The New York Times

WASHINGTON — With tensions between the United States and Israel flaring again over Jewish settlements, the Obama administration and its allies worked feverishly on multipl ...


Whilst the U.S. Struggles to Restore Middle East Talks

This Bankrupted nation can find the money to give the land theiving Israeli government $3billion of military hardware including 36 stealth fighters, if it agrees to a 90-day halt on settlement building in the WestBank.

The West Bank issue is merely just a deflection for the world to absorb, hmmm all of those stealth fighters? I can think of 2 countries being targeted by these aircraft.

Iran and Syria are the prime targets. Maybe it is time for China to call in its debts from the U.S as they are spending like there is no tomorrow and we know that the U.S never honours its debts you only have to look at how much they still owe Iran for military hardware not delivered.
Why is China providing the U.S with the funds so that it can attack China from so many of its sattelites?
It is time to cash in those debts as they are not trying to ease the situation in the U.S but are enhancing more world conflicts.

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