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Palestinian PM Says US Coordinating With France on UN Palestinian State Resolution

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A French initiative at the United Nations to set a timeline for Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and the establishment of a Palestinian state is being coordinated with the United States, Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah told The Washington Post on Monday.

“There is the French initiative now, in coordination with the United States, and they talk about a time limit. This U.N. resolution can be issued which would set a time to end the occupation and establish a state along the ’67 borders,” said Hamdallah, who succeeded Salam Fayyad as head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian government since 2013.

Hamdallah said the Palestinians wanted a “guarantee” for Israel’s withdrawal from the West Bank and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.

And as soon as that initiative is passed in the United Nations, negotiations with Israel can be revived, said Hamdallah.

The Palestinian prime minister would not divulge however whether the United States would use its veto power at the Security Council over aiming to set such parameters for negotiations, with the White House refusing to say in March whether the Obama administration would ultimately block the French initiative.

The move is seen by many to indicate the U.S. is ready to force Israel’s hand back into negotiations, especially amid political tensions between Israel and the U.S. that spiked around Israeli elections earlier this year.

The Palestinian prime minister indicated disinterest in direct talks with Israeli negotiators, and said his government was more interested in going through the U.N.

“We’ve experienced direct talks and they were a failure,” he said.

But the Palestinian prime minister also insisted the PA had assurances from the U.S. that Washington would push to restart negotiations once a deal with Iran over its nuclear program was finalized. Those talks face a June 30 deadline.

“We have had certain assurances from the United States that after the Iranian deal, they will resume negotiations between us and the Israelis,” said Hamdallah.

Diplomatic sources in Israel meanwhile played down the revelation, saying Israel was “not surprised at the coordination” between the U.S. and France on this issue, and stressed Israel’s close relations with both countries.

Hamdallah’s comments came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the PA for “moving away from negotiations” by setting preconditions.

Speaking with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeir during the latter’s Middle East visit, Netanyahu said, “Tell [the Palestinians] to get back to the negotiating table. Tell them that we should negotiate without preconditions.”

The Israeli premier said he remained “committed to the idea that the only way we can achieve a lasting peace is through the concept of two states for two peoples – a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish nation state of Israel.”

Israel and the PA ditched negotiations last year after a nine-month push led by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ended when the Palestinian Authority struck a reconciliation deal with terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

The German foreign minister’s trip to Israel came on the heels of a series of trips by high-ranking European diplomats attempting to resuscitate the peace process, including Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, who warned of “negative steps” should the sides fail to resume peace talks.

Canada and New Zealand are scheduled to send their foreign ministers soon.

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  • Terry

    The French are naturally antisemitic, and obama is naturally stupid, so let them declare a pretend pali state. And as soon as it attacks Israel in any way, drive it into the nearest arab state lock, stock and barrel, annexe its territory and solve the pretend pali war on the Jews for good.

  • Jim norris

    Basically another giant Gaza? No thanks…Israel will never let Judea and Sumeria go…nor Golan heights…Arabs will start attacking as always soon after..go to hell france…

  • International Law has established that the boundaries of Israel extend from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, Golan at the North and Sinai (which Israel ceded to Egypt). This was established by treaties and Resolutions leading up to the San Remo Convention. There were provisions that established continued acceptance of the boundaries from the League of Nations through to the United Nations even though the United Nations thinks that they established the current “rules of the game.” I would like to see the argument take place in the International Court of Justice.

  • Saba

    The people of Israel voted and declared that they wanted NO Palestinian State in Judea and Samaria. The UN, France and the US are pushing our government to form a terrorist state inside our homeland-Judea and Samaria. Will this bring peace and prosperity to Palestinians? A Palestinian terrorist state will not bring peace but chaos and death.We are a democracy, yet the international community rejects the very elections that we had and voted not to have a state inside Judea and Samaria.Any attempt by the international community to force us to leave or create a State of Palestine will be met by resistance by all citizens.We are here to stay this is our homeland and our heritage.

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    Back to WWII and the Third Reich and England and France’s complicity with hitler and NAZIS.

  • robert davis

    Moishela : syria is NOT the problem,no one cares for syria. THE problem is the french will to destroy Israel and its ability to sell its plot to the rest of europe’s leftist governments which fortunately are on their way OUT. europe is THE problem not syria,leave it alone. You better take on europe’s atisemitism as even then pope admitted that antizyonism IS antisemitism and this france’s OBSESSION!

  • robert davis

    france (this name does not deserve capital letters) and obanana are working hard since a long time to start a ww3 but they will not be able to set up a “palestinian” state without Israel’s agreement no matter what they say or whart they do because even the security counsel has NO right to decide on this issue in particular because of article 80 of un chart. Moreover mr.zigzag ie netanyahu has no right to agree to any partition of Western Palestine as he would be in a minority and lose his job.On top of that obanana could also lose his job and end up in jail for no profit whatsoever. I know antisemites prefer a ww3 than stop their plots to destroy Israel but ww3 will not necesarily destroy Israel but the rest of the world in particular france.

  • David Pasder

    It is a grave mistake to use fictive attributes of “statehood” for a non-existing “people” and in fact a terrorist entity, i.e. PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization whose only aim is the eradication of the State of Israel and of Jews. Please read its “Chart”. Such a people never existed: no history, no Arabic name (1- Palestina being the name given by Romans in 135 C.E. to the Land of Israel. 2- Islam exists for only 14 centuries), no language, culture, literature no any notable contribution to mankind in any field, etc… If wrong, please prove it.
    May I remember you that:
    “The NEW Algemeiner serves as a valiant media voice addressing the most compelling issues of our time, with vision, integrity and moral clarity.” (About us)

  • Mickey Oberman

    I wonder if those “peace/ piece seekers” have consulted with Israel.

  • Eugene D. Clough

    Well, I am not surprised. Are you surprised? I would venture to say that many of the good folks who read this news blog on a regularl basis are quite content with this bit of news. After all, they voted for Barack Obama and now they are getting what they deserve.

    Ye shall reap what ye sew.

    For myself, I am greatly saddened. My entire adult life I have witnessed the gradual loss of respect for the State of Israel. It has been very frustrating to see. How much longer will the large majority of Jewish American voters, together with countless other alleged American friends of Israel, continue to support the enemies of Israel.

  • damita

    Too bad Kerry’s bike accident wasn’t fatal. He needs platic surgery to wire his long face shut. Palestine was never a state. Palestinians have Jordan. I agree with Bibi.

  • Historian

    Who cares what the French are doing as well as the Anti Israeli 3rd world country wanting Israel to give the west bank to the Terrorist Palestinians. THERE WILL BE NO NEGOTIATIONS UNTIL THE PALESTINIANS RECOGNIZE THE JEWISH STATE PERIOD! THE PRE 1967 LAND IS INDEFENSIBLE. No environment exist for Israel to negotiate in any way.

  • Linda Rivera

    The Israeli premier said he remained “committed to the idea that the only way we can achieve a lasting peace is through the concept of two states for two peoples…

    Netanyahu is a highly intelligent man. He surely knows that Muslims have one goal: the conquest of Israel and conquest of every non-Muslim nation and our enslavement under barbaric sharia.

    Netanyahu surely knows that peace in Islam is achieved when a hated infidel nation is attacked and destroyed and Muslims become the new rulers. This is what ‘peace’ means in Islam.

    Why does Netanyahu and other Western leaders deliberately DECEIVE for Islam – the greatest threat the human race has ever faced?

  • Linda Rivera

    Muslims and their American and French allies hate God’s Eternal Word, the Bible and are consumed with a rabid hate for the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They crave for the Jewish People to despise the Beautiful Land that God gave to Jews as an everlasting possession thousands of years before Islam was invented, and in an act of shocking disloyalty to God, surrender the Land to Mohammed’s bloodthirsty god.


    Psalm 20 Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the Name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and stood upright. Save, O Lord, may the King answer us in the day we call.

  • nelson marans

    Whatever happened to the previous demand of the U. S. that only negotiations between the two parties without preconditions could resolve the conflict. Obviously the Obama administration is not trustworthy and the promises made previously have no meaning. Twenty more months of Obama will appear to be an eternity.

  • RobiMac

    All’s I can say is let the catastrophic weather anomalies begin!

  • Sue Davis

    And the reciprocal agreement would be that France withdraws from its 9 overseas territories including New Caledonia, French Polynesia, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion Island and 4 others.

  • Julian Clovelley

    I suspect that some of the frantic building going on in parts of Israel is intended to rehouse West Bank Settlers when the inevitable eventually happens

    I sincerely hope that a peaceful transition can be conducted that secures Israel’s borders and all her people of whatever religion and culture

    I would presume that the possibility of Palestinian citizenship for remaining Settlers will be considered

  • Julian Clovelley

    Sometimes silliness can’t be ignored and “moishela’s” is such an item

    The kind of technique whereby these supposed predictions are gathered has been used since ancient times. They require an Oracle who speaks in a language that his general audience doesn’t understand and a facilitator who “translates”

    In reality the Oracle is talking gibberish or nonsense, and the “translator” is the real source of the supposed “prophecy”. In Pentecostal Christianity Glossolalia is used as a supposed “gift of the spirit”. It can be defined thus ” also called ‘speaking in tongues’, it is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning” The connection between Oracles, prophecy, and speaking in tongues is obvious

    The cumbersome methods of delivering prophecies is meant to give, what in reality is fraud, greater credibility in the mind of the suggestible and superstitious. It fulfils their “expectation” as to the nature of divine revelation. The use of a “blind” or “autistic” person in the role of the Oracle is not unusual. The perceived “reality” of the “communication miracle” sets up the audience to believe the “validity” of the fraudulent message. Oracle facilitators were experts in the techniques of “cold reading” giving the inquirer what he wanted or expected to hear. Some Oracles worked directly without using a facilitator but since trance like states – real, produced by drugs or fraudulent – were common for the Oracles , facilitators were often used.

    Oracles tell us nothing of the future. What they tell us is the gullibility of the intended audience, which in the past included Emperors. In America’s case it tells us mountains about the prevalence of backwardness, stupidity, and superstition in the worlds super-power

    All fortune telling and ghost communication is fraudulent. The escapologist entertainer Houdini specialised in exposing them. The danger comes only when they fleece the gullible of their money, and fill empty heads with rubbish. Often they employ agents – or encourage clients to supply details on fresh targets for their fraud. One was exposed working the Public Service in Australia some years ago by sending two people in who had switched their identities – Each was given the other’s intended reading – and the Oracle left town rather quickly

    If you examine the New Testament, the letters of Paul you will find an interesting possible example in Paul’s claimed revelation of the Eucharist – where he says it was revealed to him. This suggests that Oracle methods were used in originating Pauline Christianity in Rome’s Turkish Province – which may have included the entire Passion narrative and what became Christianity’s antisemitic elements. Christianity later practically banned the use of prophecy to prevent further changes and evolution of heresy. Oracles may well have been used to force the division between Judaism and Christianity and even to institute the claims of Messiahship in what likely began as an obscure Judaic sect within mainstream Judaism

    I realise this is way off topic and apologise to the article writer – but if the offending post stands – so I suggest should the refutation of it.

    (The NT passage incidentally begins at 1 Corinthians 11 verse 23. Chapter 14 – reading between the lines – tells us how prophecy was almost certainly used to create what became the later-written Gospels. Hyam Maccoby almost certainly was correct in calling Paul “The Mythmaker”)

    Back to the subject of the article after this little diversion , I hope

  • Jacob_UK

    Israel should never ever give up her access to ancient Jewish lands. If the Palestinian Arabs would be able to grab these lands Tel Aviv, for instance, would be an easy target for Arab missiles and rockets that the soon-to-be nuke power Iran would be ready to supply these terrorists and barbarians with. The totally hapless US President is the most dangerous leader the States has seen in its entire existence. Obama is hell bent on going easy on Iran and will accept a backdoor entry for Iran into the world of nuclear powers.

    The severely underachieving French President Hollande is widely impopular among the French and has been able to put a straightjacket on French economy by his far-left economic program. That he doesn’t care a bit if he creates a death trap for Israel right on her Tel Aviv doorstep comes as no surprise given his soft touch on pathologically antisemitic and barbarious French Muslims. Jews are leaving France in big numbers because of this rampant Muslim extremism and anti-Semitism. Israel should in no case enter “peace negotiations” with a neighbor committed to wipe her off the map. There’s no “two-state solution” on this side of the Andromeda galaxy.

  • BMS

    Who he hell is France to dictate terms of a Palestinian State without regard for Israel’s security? Take care of your own out-of-control Muslim problem and keep your nose out of Israeli affairs!

  • HaroldT

    Ongoing proof that the French are not ( and never have been) friends of the Jews.
    And a return to the ’67 borders !!

  • This blog represents months and months of research in the recently unsealed papers of Ralph Bunche at UCLA. The issue has always been Middle Eastern resistance to modernity (represented by Israel). Of course, the armistice lines were indefensible, which everybody knows, so the question is: will the UN collaborate in another Shoah?

  • America’s future:
    The UK and Europe will fall to Islam and large parts of East and North Africa entering into a New Islamic Dark Ages.

    The UK is being taken over by Islam. England future is bleak if they are lucky they are headed toward a Civil War, but a Civil War against Islam that they just might lose. They will become another Islamic slave state, with young English girls sold and bought as Islamic Sex slaves,

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  • Moishela

    REVIEW: Moishe’la – “…Now World War Three”
    14 Sivan 5775

    It’s worth re-reading this now in light of current events…

    Discussion with Moishe’la
    A handicapped child
    Elul 22 ‘5773 (Aug 28 ’13)

    “World War One, World War Two, Now World War Three

    Tatti: What is happening in Syria?

    Moishela: I want to tell you this whole thing with Syria is another part of the script. They put in Al Qaeda. Now Al Qaeda is suddenly the good guy, on the side now of the Americans, of the poor children that were killed. However they are all murderers. All the Syrians are murderers, and doesn’t matter who does what, but for sure this whole episode with Syria is a ploy to help finish off the Yishmael countries and bring all of the world to a much greater, much much greater conflict, probably the biggest conflict ever known to this world.

    What exactly the time frame is, I don’t know. I know that during last year which was תשע”ב and this year תשע”×’ the whole world has made a tremendous change. Whoever doesn’t see it, is technically blind or blinding themselves from the reality.

    Nothing in the world looks the same. We are constantly being bombarded with fearful happenings. And if we look closely to these fearful happenings, most of the time they were manufactured, and it’s very clear because the scripting is worse than the most amateurish script writer in Hollywood. They write their own script. They stick in their own actors, and they play it as if it’s true, and the stupid population of the world goes along with them. These Reshoim, are the Gilgulim of the greatest, of the Reshoim that ever lived. And these Reshoim have come back to do their evil, evil acts against the Yidden, and against humanity. The vast majority are Goyim, but we have amoung our Yidden, neshomas also of the Erev Rav that are working hand in hand with the evil ones of the Goyim. They are all part of a greater plan, a plan to win the war against Hakodosh Boruch Hu, Chas Vesholom, and this is the greatest part of the war.

    World War One, World War Two, and now World War Three. These three wars will soon come together as one big World War Three. There’ll be one more war which is Gog Umagog and then Moshiach will lead us Be’ezras Hashem, into the Geula Shleima with all its glory, with all its Kedusha, with its closeness to Hashem. But we still have a way to go. It’s not a long time, but it’s a hard, hard journey, and this journey will bring us in the end to the Geula. It will be unbelievably cruel and it will be absolutely a war of the evil against the good, of the Reshoim against Hakodosh Boruch Hu, Hashem Yishmor V’yatzil Osonu.

    I want you to know that even though we speak about third world war, Gog Umagog, you have no idea what it means. How could even the most evil human being think that they can fight against Hakodosh Boruch Hu and sit so-to-speak on His throne instead of Him, Chas Vesholom? Its so ridiculous. How could they believe it? But they are the Snake himself, and they are so evil that their minds are not functioning with any kind of basic logic. And they are sure of themselves because Hashem lets them feel that they are already winning this war, that they will be able to lie to everybody, and everybody will believe their lies. Only a few don’t believe the lies, and they make no difference because the vast majority believe very much every silly stupid ridiculous thing they’re told.

    As long as you tell them, “Don’t worry we’re going to keep you safe. Don’t worry you’ll still be living with all your Gashmius. Don’t worry nothing will change. We’ll just keep you safe.” And that’s enough for them to totally turn over whatever freedom they have whatever rights they have and become total slaves, as the Yidden became slaves in Mitzrayim. The same Shita they’re using, the same way that Paroh enslaved the Yidden so long ago, these evil ones are enslaving the whole world. But I know all of this.

    There’s a few things that I’m not sure of what’s going to happen. It’s clear to me that the government, not everyone in the government, but the government is working together with them, the government of the state of Israel. Many of the people in the state of Israel, the judges, the doctors, the people in the government, and so on are part of this group. Certainly, the medical profession has many, the judicial arm of the state has many, and of course the government has many. The army, not the average soldier, but more of the leaders are part of this, and they are all Erev Rav. They have made a pact with the Devil himself and they’ve come against their own people. They wanted to become like all the other countries and now they’ve become like all the others, big enormous Reshoim like everybody else. But the Zionists before like Ben Gurion and so on, were also part of this, so don’t be surprised when you suddenly realize that somebody strange has taken over this so-called Medinas Yisroel. This will be the final Birur (selection) separating the Erev Rav from the real Yidden. Once that’s done, we will see clearly the truth. It’s very soon. How soon, I don’t know. Very soon. It’s going faster and faster. This conflict in Syria which is one of the main stepping stones to Iran will bring us into a major, or maybe the most major war ever in civilized memory.

    And it’s time for Yidden to do Teshuva. To really hold on to Hashem because without food, without water, without all the things we need to exist, there’s only one place to look and that’s to Hakodosh Boruch Hu, to the Ribbono Shel Olam. And we should accept Him and know for sure that that’s what He is, the Creator of everything including the Sitra Achra, and He will destroy the Sitra Achra, and He will destroy the evil and the Sheker, and we will be left with only the truth. So I beg you Yidden, why suffer without any reason? Come back to the truth. Show Hakodosh Boruch Hu you love Him, and that you’ve kicked the Egel Hazahav out of your home, out of your hearts and you’re building again a home that is a small Bais Hamikdosh. On these small Botai Mikdosh Am Yisroel will rebuild the third Bais Hamikdosh.

    Tatti: Is it going to spill over to Eretz Yisroel also?

    Moishela: I don’t know. I’m not sure we’ll suffer so much from it. We might suffer something. The point here is not so much Syria as it is Iran. We’ve been at war for a long time. We’ve been in the war since last year when Egypt started to have trouble. How exactly it’s going to develop, I don’t know. I do know it’s going to develop to a horrific thing.

    “מוצאי שביעית משיח בא”. הרצאה מרתקת על אחרית הימים’ בליווי סרטונים צריך ש-×›-ו-ל-ם יראו את ×–×” ומיד משיח בא.

    (First video in Hebrew, Next 3 are in English)

    Thank You Moishela.