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Daybreak: Will Mitchell’s Israel Trip Mean Progress?

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George Mitchell at a meeting with Shimon Peres in Jerusalem today.(Jim Hollander-Pool/Getty Images)

• U.S. envoy George Mitchell has arrived in Israel and met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and is also set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas. “We don’t go to meet just to meet,” says a U.S. rep. “We go there because we have some indication that both sides are willing to engage seriously on the issues.” [Reuters]

• Netanyahu, for his part, has indicated that he is open to an interim agreement establishing a Palestinian state with temporarily assigned borders. [Haaretz]

• Club Med has canceled a planned stop in Lebanon on its Mediterranean cruise after the Simon Wiesenthal Center protested the fact that passengers with Israeli stamps in their passports would not be allowed to participate. [WJC]

• The president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Spain has protested the demolition of a historic Jewish community-owned former hospital in Tangiers, Morocco, despite the fact that the locals had consented to the razing. [JTA]

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Dorothy Wachsstock says:

If Netanyahu gives in to Obama, he might as well resign as there will be no more Israel once the Palestinians get into Jerusalem as their Capitol.

Nothing asked from the Palestinians as they name streets after sucide bombers but our Pres. Obama is a friend of Rev. Wright and Farrakhan and Jimmy Carter is his advisor who hates the Jews and Israelis.Do I need to say more than that?

Remember what Arafat walked away from? What will Obama make Netanyahu give up now additioinally to what Arafat refusd? All of Israel except Tel Aviv? Will he allow the Israelis to go to the Western Wall on the Sabbath? Will George Mitchell, lebonese who always hated Israel when he was a Senator, make the Israelis release all the terrorists suicide bombers in the prisons?

Did we not go down this path once before? Did the Israelis not give the Palestinians rifles to be the police of the Palestinian areas and then did not the Palestinians turn the same guns on the Israelis?

No time for trust to start? Palestinians need do nothing but cross their arms and let Obama make demands. He, the god, Barak Obama is in a hurry and wants Israel to give in right now. He will demand right of return and if Israel gives in to that..they might as well try to get through the Mexian Border and come to the Unites States as within a short time..take 2 Palestinians allowed to return with their families and there goes the Kinesset and our homeland.

Good Intentions do not work with people who are out to kill you and destroy the land. To the left wing radicals in Israel. take it from an American jew, we are now losing our American country to socialists and illegals who demand the same rights as citizens. They will probably get them and this country will be bankrupt with a socialist communist Pres. Obama.

manny says:

Dotty, apparently you have to say this a few thousand times more. The JEWS have a hard time getting it into their head. Maybe they are not the smart people everyone is convinced they are. Maybe they are stupid.
Let’s make it a little more personal:
If somebody threatens to kill me can i make peace with him?
If that somebody kills a person in my family can i make peace with him?
If that person is friends with others who hate me can i make peace with him?
If in order to have peace with him, i am stupid enough to give all sorts of presents to that same person, (that would make me pretty stupid, wouldn’t it) and i give him the presents in spite of the fact that i KNOW that it is a stupid thing to do so, and he takes the presents and then comes after me with a gun, can i make peace with him?
THE I’s IN THIS QUESTION ARE NOT ME!!
Let’s all of us stop the bullshit.
I wouldn’t even bother with the son of a bitch. I would say fuck you, i belong here and nothing you can do will change that. End of conversation, end of presents, let’s end it all, start again and that will be the end of you.
AND WE GO FROM THERE AND FINITO!!!!!!

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