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DrConway
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posted 05 January 2004 04:51 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I'll be dipped.

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TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had to speak above boos and catcalls on Monday as he told his Likud Party that Israel would give up some Jewish settlements for peace with the Palestinians.

Speaking at a party convention in Tel Aviv, Sharon said the country is committed to peace negotiations under the U.S.-backed "road map" to peace, which calls for the formation of a Palestinian state by 2005.



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Gir Draxon
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posted 05 January 2004 06:03 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Kudos to Sharon for taking a principled stand for peace despite the pressure from the extreists!

Hopefully, things like this will set an example for the future (on both sides of the fence).


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Courage
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posted 05 January 2004 06:10 PM      Profile for Courage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Bah....let's just see what he means first, shall we? A little Good Cop/Bad Cop is nothing to get excited about when we consider what Sharon has actually been doing over the past couple of years.

A similar situation used to present itself in Serbia. Milosevic and others actually positioned themselves as the 'moderate' option in order to keep the U.S. negotiating with them in a certain fashion. All the while, however, the right-wing factions (lead by a certain Mr. Seselj) were gaining popular support for more 'extreme' solutions which were Milosevic's intent all along. Out of one side of the mouth came talk of 'peace talks' and 'reconciliation' while the actual solutions involved creating territorial and ethnic 'facts on the ground' for when a settlement was eventually imposed.

I suspect Sharon is taking a similar tack.

Deeds not words.

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Mycroft_
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posted 05 January 2004 07:05 PM      Profile for Mycroft_     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sharon's peace proposals remind me of P.W. Botha's "reforms" of the 1980s (you remember them, the proposals to give all Blacks citizenship in bantustans and give "coulereds" and Asians segregated legislative assemblies with no powers).
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DrConway
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posted 05 January 2004 07:20 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
i.e. half-measures?
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DrConway
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posted 11 January 2004 03:12 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Sharon suggests peace talks with Syria

I wonder if they'll boo him for this one as well.

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says he is ready for peace talks with Syria, but only if Damascus halts support for "terrorist agents".

Negotiations between the two countries, technically still at war, collapsed in 2000. But Syria has recently urged the United States to help revive them.



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