Israel snubs Obama's Peace Efforts
Plan for Palestinian state is 'dead end,' Israel tells U.S.
JERUSALEM — In a direct challenge to President Barack Obama's commitment to rejuvenate moribund Mideast peace talks, Israel on Thursday dismissed American-led efforts to establish a Palestinian state and laid out new conditions for renewed negotiations.
Leaders of Israel's hawkish new government told former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, the special U.S. envoy, that they aren't going to rush into peace talks with their Palestinian neighbors. ...
Mitchell made it clear that the Obama administration sees the two-state solution as the foundation for future talks. ...
Netanyahu has refused to embrace that formula and has instead floated the idea of offering Palestinians limited rights that would fall short of independence. ...
>>>> Enough already !! -- Cut all aid to Israel !!!
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