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Rice ignores Arafat's grave
by JPost
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 6:41 AM
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made no acknowledgement of Yasser Arafat's grave when she met the Palestinian Authority leadership in Ramallah on Monday before concluding a whirlwind trip to Israel and the PA.
Unlike a long line of other leaders who paid some kind of homage to Arafat's grave at the entrance to the Mukata, when visiting PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), Rice's car simply pulled into the compound, passed the grave and Rice got out and walked into the building.

On the way out, she also made no acknowledgment of the grave, unlike other leaders, like EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana who laid a wreath or British Prime Minister Tony Blair who walked by and nodded.

One US official said that the question of how Rice would comport herself around the grave did not come up in preparatory meetings for the visit. "It was not an issue," he said.

The PA decided not to make a fuss about the issue to avoid marring relations with the US.

In their meeting, Abbas reiterated his commitment to the implementation of the road map and urged the US to play an active role in jump-starting the peace process.

The meeting, the first of its kind between a senior US official and Abbas since his election, was attended by Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei, Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath and Minister for Negotiations Saeb Erekat.

Abbas said the PA was pinning high hopes on Rice and congratulated her on her new job. Addressing her with a wide smile on his face, he said: "You are always in the right place."

Abbas thanked US President George W. Bush for his decision to support the PA financially and for his renewed efforts to achieve peace in the region. "We hope the US, the biggest country among the Quartet, will play an active and basic role in the peace process," he said.

He also called for US backing on the issues of settlements, Jerusalem and the security fence, expressing his gratitude for Washington's opposition to the Israeli government's decision to confiscate land in east Jerusalem.

"We have and will continue to work toward fulfilling our obligations under the road map," he pledged, expressing hope that Israel would also abide by the plan.

"The road map is the only way to achieve President Bush's vision of a viable and independent Palestinian state that would exist alongside Israel in peace and security," he said.

Domestically, Abbas said he had embarked on a process of financial and judicial reforms "in order to lay strong foundations for the Palestinian state."

Rice hailed Abbas for his efforts to restore law and order and for resuming security coordination with Israel. She also praised the January 9 PA election as a positive step toward implementing major reforms.

"The Palestinian people voted for a president whose platform called for political reforms and negotiations with Israel to end the violence," she said. "In our view, this is the right path."

Rice pledged to help the PA revamp its security forces, strengthen the economy and build democratic institutions. She said the US would provide the PA with $40 million within the next three months to help rebuild infrastructure and create jobs in the private sector.

"This is a time of hope, a time we can hope for a better day for the Palestinian and Israeli people both," she said.

Rice called on both sides to carry out their obligations to the peace process, citing a "fight against terrorism" by the PA and "no unilateral changes to the status quo" on the part of Israel. She said Israel was aware of US concerns over the route of the security fence and over settlement construction.

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull&cid=1107769477920
by JPost
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 6:42 AM
"The larger point is that it is time for both parties to make their maximum efforts to give this chance for peace a real chance," Rice said. "I have been encouraged by my conversations here and my conversations with the prime minister in Israel that in fact both parties understand the moment before them and understand their responsibilities."

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by Smash Islamofascism
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 9:23 AM
shame she did not piss on it
by Sefarad
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 9:31 AM


Rice was very kind to Arafat.

by Sefarad
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 9:31 AM


Rice was very kind to Arafat.

by Sefarad
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 9:31 AM


Rice was very kind to Arafat.

by Sefarad
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 9:32 AM

It wasn't my intention to send the previous post so many times.
by Critical Thinker
Tuesday Feb 8th, 2005 11:08 AM
Because it includes both an extremely false presentation of ""Palestinian" land" in 1946 (most of which was in reality public land) and a false presentation of the land division in 2000.
by ANGEL
Wednesday Feb 9th, 2005 1:50 AM
Quick let us end this conflict before the extremist on both side derail the effort!!
TRYING TO REMOVE ALL THE SETTLEMENTS CAN BE AN ALMOST UNDOABLE TASK…….
End the reason for the conflict….Free the Palestinian People….
Thirty-six years of war should be enough for such a small number of people, when you consider the World Population.
Allowing the Palestinian People to have their small state in the Whole of the West Bank and Gaza can solve this conflict.
There are 1,200,000 or so Arabs living inside Israel Proper.
There are 400,000 or so Jews living inside the West Bank and Gaza.
Trying to remove all the settlement can be an almost undoable task.
So Set the Borders for Israel to it Pre 1967 Border (Green Line) and have the State of Palestine inside the West Bank and Gaza.
If the U.N. can decide the Borders of Israel in 1948,
The U.N. can decide the Borders of Palestine in 2005.
You would end up with Israel with a majority Jewish Population and Palestine with a majority Muslim Population.
This would allow for the Israeli Military to Guard and Control the Israeli pre 1967 borders instead of confiscating Palestinian Land and Demolishing Palestinian Homes in the West Bank and Gaza that only goes to fuel the need for the Palestinian People to fight for their Freedom.
The Jews who do not like living in the new Palestinian State can feel free to move to Israel if they so choose.
The Arabs living inside Israel can feel free to move to the new Palestinian State if they so choose.
Almost every nation on earth has more then one ethnic group or religious group, so why not Israel and Palestine?
It would sure be better then the never-ending conflict we have right now.

Who has died and how in this struggle for Palestinian Freedom?
CLICK HERE > http://www.ifamericansknew.org/stats/deaths.html
by ANGEL
Wednesday Feb 9th, 2005 4:26 AM
Quick let us end this conflict before the extremists on both sides derail the effort!!
TRYING TO REMOVE ALL THE SETTLEMENTS CAN BE AN ALMOST UNDOABLE TASK…….
End the reason for the conflict….Free the Israeli People from Palestinian Terror….
Thirty-seven years of war should be enough for such a small number of people, when you consider the World Population.
Allowing the Palestinian People to have their small state in the Whole of the West Bank and Gaza can not in itself solve this conflict.
There are 1,200,000 or so Arab settlers living inside Israel Proper.
There are 400,000 or so Jews living inside the West Bank and Gaza.
Trying to remove all the settlements can be an almost undoable task.
So Set the Borders for Israel to somewhat beyond its Pre 1967 Border (Green Line) and have the State of Palestine inside Part of the West Bank and Gaza.
If the U.N. could decide the Borders of Israel in 1947 and fail to protect the Jews from the Arab Attack that ensued,
The U.N. can not decide the Borders of Palestine in 2005.
You would end up with Israel with a majority Jewish Population and Palestine with a majority Muslim Population.
This would allow for the Israeli Military to Guard and Control the new Israeli borders instead of having to confiscate Palestinian Land and Demolish Palestinian Homes in the West Bank and Gaza, provided the Palestinian terrorists stop trying to rob the Israeli People of their Freedom, which only goes to fuel the Israeli reprisals.
The Jews who do not like living in the new Palestinian State can feel free to move to Israel if they so choose.
The Arab settlers living inside Israel should feel free to move to the new Palestinian State if they so choose.
Almost every nation on earth has more then one ethnic group or religious group, so why not Israel and Palestine?
It would sure be better then the never-ending Conflict we have right now.

Who has died and how in this struggle for Palestinian Murder and Destruction?
CLICK HERE > http://www.ifamericansknew.org/misleadingstats/deaths.html
by ANGEL
Sunday Feb 13th, 2005 4:12 AM
>>>So Set the Borders for Israel to somewhat beyond its Pre 1967 Border (Green Line) and have the State of Palestine inside Part of the West Bank and Gaza.<<<words of the ANGEL imposter>

Why should Israel with a population of around 6,000,000 be allowed to have more then 78% of the land?
When you take Israel, West Bank and Gaza 78% is what Israel inside the pre 1967 Green line comes to.

Why should 4,000,000 or so Palestinians not be allowed to have only 22% which is what the West Bank and Gaza comes to.

Do the Math who gets the most land per person....

If you want Peace you have to have a Fair and Just Solution...
Not dwindle the Viable Palestinian State called for in the Road Map to Peace to an amount of less then 22%.
by ANGEL
Sunday Feb 13th, 2005 4:27 AM
>>>So Set the Borders for Israel to its Pre 1967 Border (Green Line) and have the State of Palestine inside the West Bank and Gaza.<<<words of the ANGEL imposter>

Why should Israel with a population of around 6,000,000 be allowed to have only some 14% of the original land mass?
When you take Israel, West Bank, Gaza and Jordan 14% is what Israel inside the pre 1967 Green Line comes to.

Why should 4,000,000 or so Palestinians be allowed to have more than 80% which is what the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan comes to.

Do the Math who gets the most land per person....

If you want Peace you have to have a Fair and Just Solution...
Not double the Viable Palestinian State called for in the Road Map to Peace to an amount of more than 80%.
by Michael Jackson; angel creeps me out!
Sunday Feb 13th, 2005 4:00 PM
Michael Jackson; angel creeps me out!

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