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out that he would ask Israel to freeze

Posted Mar 18 2013 7:56am
In an interview aired on the Israeli Chanel II Television, Obama ruled out that he would ask Israel to freeze settlement construction in the Israeli settlement, adding "We had overcome the situation of preconditions. " He also ruled out presenting a new initiative to push forward the stalled peace talks Christian Louboutin outlet #@@#@!!.
However , Obama, who will arrive in Israel on Wednesday and will hold separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, said that Israel needed to ask herself if its settlements in the West Bank made it difficult or easy for the Palestinian moderates to get back to the negotiations table.
"It is obvious that the U. S. is not serious or interested to pressure on Israel to halt settlement. It also puts other regional issues on the top of its priority, at the expense of the Palestinian cause, something that obliged us not to count too much on this visit, " said Abu Yousef.
The PLO official stressed that the Palestinian position concerning the resumption of the peace talks "is clear and firm, " adding "We refuse to resume any peace negotiations with Israel before Israel halts settlement, Cheap Christian Louboutin in which the international community admitted that it is illegal. "
Meanwhile, Abdul Hadi Hantash, the Palestinian expert in settlement affairs in the West Bank, told Xinhua that "When Obama' s limousine drives through the road that links between Jerusalem and Ramallah; he should open his eyes and look from the window and see how settlement had significantly grew. "
"Israeli settlement occupied around 65 percent of the West Bank territory and turns its towns and cities into small isolated cantons without any geographical connection. Israeli settlement completely undermines the principle of the two-state Christian Louboutin Discount solution that the United States is adopting, " said Hantash.
Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and around east Jerusalem was the main reason for halting the peace negotiations in October 2010. The Palestinian side halted the talks in protest of the expansion of settlement, just four weeks after Washington sponsored it. The Palestinians said that the ongoing settlement activities on their lands are the main reason for the stalemate in the Middle East peace process. Christian Louboutin outlet When Obama arrived in Ramallah on Thursday to meet with President Mahmoud Abbas, he would clearly notice and see how bigger Israeli settlement became.
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