Friday, December 14, 2012

bits falling into place...

"Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after prosecutors decided to charge him with breach of trust.
Mr Lieberman has also resigned as deputy prime minister, and said he would fight to clear his name of the charges.
The case against him relates to a financial scandal dating back more than a decade.
...Seen as to the right of Mr Netanyahu, Mr Lieberman has been a harsh critic of the Palestinian Authority and its leader Mahmoud Abbas. He lives in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank...." LINK

Interesting enough just 2 days ago we hear: (from Jerome M. Segal, who directs the Peace Consultancy Project at the University of Maryland. He is president of The Jewish Peace Lobby.):

"There is, however, another alternative, one recently proposed in the New York Times by Former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, Former EU High Commissioner Javier Solana, Nobel Prize winner Thomas C. Schelling, and me: The United Nations, if necessary, the U.N. General Assembly, should appoint a special peace commission, headed by a distinguished American, such as Bill Clinton. This commission would go to the region and directly engage, not the governments, but the two peoples. It would collect new ideas, hold hearings, and study public opinion. Its first mission would be to answer the fundamental question: Is there a way to address the core issues of the conflict, including Jerusalem and refugees, which the majorities of both populations would support?
If the commission concludes that there are solutions that could win majority support on both sides, it would proceed to formulate a draft treaty document. This would then be presented to the PLO and the Israeli government as the starting point for the resumption of bilateral negotiations. Assuming that the commission has identified a plan supported by both populations, if either government agrees to use the proposal as the point of reference, the other side will be under enormous pressure from its own public to follow suit..."

I have reported about this peace plan in June.

FROM ANOTHER SOURCE, also 12.12.12:
"Would you agree that Bill Clinton is, again, mediator between Palestine and Israel?
A Bill Clinton is heard not because it was the U.S. president. A Bill is heard because it is the husband of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton , and because he's backed by PresidentBarack Obama . " LINK
...and he was the one who wanted JS as NATO Boss back in 1995...
stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"you scratch my back and i'll scratch yours"---the quid pro quo...what this will lead to, we know, will not be good...(especially for israel).