Thursday, November 29, 2007

So Who Is Fooling Who?

Is Olmert fooling the Palestinians?
Although Olmert said in Annapolis on Tuesday that he hoped an agreement with the Palestinians could be reached by the end of 2008, and he said Israel would exert all efforts to achieve this, he stressed that Israel had not committed itself to any deadline whatsoever.
Or is he just fooling himself?
He also stressed that it was completely clear to all parties that the agreement would not be implemented until all the Palestinian requirements under the road map - including dismantling the terrorist infrastructure - are fulfilled. He emphasized that this included both the West Bank and Gaza.
Annapolis really didn't change a thing.

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3 comments:

Jack's Shack said...

I don't trust Olmert and I certainly don't trust Abbas.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"Annapolis really didn't change a thing."

As expected really. It's a pity that so many good people got so riled about it...

Best.

Daled Amos said...

We get upset because there is what to get upset over.

These periodic negotiations are like a volley ball game. Sometimes the ball is hit over at once...sometimes one person sets up another who spikes the ball.

Each time we have one of these conferences, the concession ball is being moved closer and closer. True, the promises that Olmert hinted at may not be followed through on--no more than those articulated by Barak during Clinton's last days.

But some day, Israel will be dragged to a conference where the concessions will be promised and enlarged upon--the ball will be brought right up to the net...and Israel will be pushed into following through on those noble promises of painful concessions.

Someone is going to spike the ball on Israel's side and it will be game, set, and match.

(And no, I hate volleyball.)