Sunday, July 18, 2010

Netanyahu: Conversion laws and direct talks

I wrote this article saying that conditions are not ripe for successful direct talks, and that Netanyahu's opposition to proposed conversion legislation is correct.

Amplify’d from
The recent US visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, and his July 7 statement that he is willing to "put aside all the grievances and all the preconditions" to direct talks has intensified media giddiness, Mitchell diplomacy, and has placed increased pressure on Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas.
But now is not the time for talks.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York
The horrific Fatah Hamas split plaguing Palestinian representation in itself should be enough of a red flag for George Mitchell to go catch up on his sleep for a while.
Legislation and impulses that bode division should be opposed.  Netanyahu's opposition to this conversion legislation is correct.Read more at

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