Thursday, July 16, 2009

Obama to Announce New Peace Plan Soon With Strict Timeline and Binding Timetable

Curt Here...

Just a quick update, but according to the news story listed below, President Obama is considering announcing, in a few weeks, a peace plan between the Nation of Israel and the Palestinians with a strict timeline and a binding timetable.

This is being announced by the US administration less than a week after Javier Solana's speech in London, where he demanded that the Nation of Israel and the Palestinians agree to a two state solution, or after a fixed deadline the UN should pass a resolution to create a Palestinian State. Well it looks like the move towards peace by a fixed deadline is starting to materialize. I said this in my previous post and I will say it again. I am real interested in the date of this fixed deadline.

Do you think it is a coincidence that the US administration is making this announcement so soon after Javier Solana's speech?

Not hardly.

Stay Tuned.



Israel: Obama to announce new peace plan soon

Bethlehem - Ma’an/Agencies - A peace plan with a strict timeline may be announced by the new US Administration in coming weeks, Israel’s English and Hebrew daily Haaretz newspaper reported Thursday.

The paper quoted a “Western diplomat closely involved in current contacts involving the US, Israel, the PA and moderate Arab states,” as saying Obama aides are developing a peace plan with a binding timetable.

An ease on US, and now international, demand for a halt to settlement construction was rumored to be the carrot for Israeli participation in the talks, which would tackle the final status issues of borders, water, refugees and Jerusalem.

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the70thweek said...

Malaysia Supports Call For Deadline To End Middle East Conflict

SHARM EL- SHEIKH, Egypt, July 15 (Bernama) -- Malaysia supports the proposal by European Union's foreign policy chief Javier Solana for the United Nations Security Council to set a deadline in resolving the question of Palestine and eventually recognise the creation of a Palestinian state.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said it was Malaysia's hope that the proposal would be seriously considered and implemented by the Security Council.

"Malaysia continues to support the right of the Palestinian people to an independent homeland with East Jerusalem as its capital," Najib said Wednesday in his address at the 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in this Egyptian Red Sea resort.

The summit was officially opened by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who took over from Cuban President Raul Castro as chairman of the 118-member grouping for the next three years.

Najib said the continued brutal conflict in the region needed a permanent and comprehensive solution, adding that the Palestinians had the right to peace and a homeland of their own.

However, Najib said, Malaysia was encouraged that the new United States administration under President Barack Obama had reaffirmed the two-state solution to the Middle East peace process

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the70thweek said...

Fayad urges US to 'come up with a plan'

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salaam Fayad has made a fresh appeal to the United States for a plan and a timetable aimed at resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

"I call anew on the United States to come up with a plan and a timetable for its application that will contribute to put an end to Jewish settlements and Israeli offensives, and lead to serious negotiations," Fayad was quoted by AFP as saying on Saturday.

In a speech at the Kalandiya refugee camp, he added that the international community must bear responsibility for pushing Israel to respect its peace commitments.

"Israel is turning its back on international legitimacy," he told hundreds of Palestinian refugees in the camp between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem.

For more here is the link...