Thursday, September 02, 2010


And the first compromise comes from...Abbas

You're shocked, right? Today's "peace" news:
Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Thursday to produce a framework for a permanent peace deal and to hold a second round of direct talks this month.
Without, needless to say, any commitment on the part of Israel to halt the expansion of illegal settlements (which is to say all settlements in the West Bank). Of course Abbas had already made the first compromise by coming to this round of talks (such as they were, probably that should read the first round of photo-ops), but now agreeing to further such talks is, while hardly unexpected, indicative of what happens when two grossly unequal (in terms of power) parties sit down to "negotiate."

Why stop here? There's more...

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