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Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

November 6th, 2008 . by TexasFred
Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday all but conceded that an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by a year-end deadline is no longer possible.

But she also said upon arriving here that it is important to maintain momentum and support for the negotiations so that new governments in both Israel and the United States have “a firm foundation” to continue to the talks next year.

En route to the Middle East for her eighth trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories since the parties set the deadline for reaching an agreement at last November’s summit at Annapolis, Md., Rice said political uncertainty in Israel is the main complication to the goal.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is being forced from office by a corruption scandal, and the country is set to hold new elections in February. Rice noted that the situation “is a constraint on the ability of any government to conclude” a deal.

“I’ve learned never to predict in this business,” she said, “but it is clear we’re in a different situation now because Israel is going to elections.”

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Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible

Once upon a time Condoleezza Rice was thought to be the best and brightest that the Bush administration had to offer, and quite frankly, that was not a difficult position to hold considering Bush and his administration. Rice has done nothing more than state the obvious.

There will NEVER be peace between Palestine and Israel, just like there will never be peace between Islam and Christianity, it is an impossibility. And it’s not because Jews and Christians don’t want peace, it’s not because Jews and Christians don’t seek to make peace a real possibility, it’s because Islam is pure evil, and groups like the Taliban, Hamas and al-Qaida thrive on killing anyone that’s not a Muslim, and doing so in the name of Allah!

JERUSALEM — Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers scrambled Wednesday to contain fallout from the worst fighting since a truce was declared five months ago, but a flare-up later in the day threatened to unravel it anew.

Gaza militants pounded southern Israel early Wednesday with dozens of rockets to avenge raids a day earlier that killed six militants, but the guns quickly fell silent with neither side appearing to have much to gain from renewed hostilities.

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‘Massive’ Rocket Barrage Fired From Gaza Strip

Hamas guns fell silent because they know that Israel can, and in my opinion SHOULD wipe them and their pestilence off of the face of this earth. Every time there is a peace initiative the Palestinians begin to immediately look for a way to violate it and go on some kind of offensive against Israel. That is the way the Muslims conduct diplomacy, at the end of a gun or with the blast of a bomb! And that is the only kind of diplomacy they will ever understand.

Israel needs to settle this hash soon, it is my firm belief that soon after Jan. 20th they will lose nearly ALL support from the USA, I hope I am wrong but I see much more being done to support Israels enemies than Israel itself…

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15 Responses to “Rice: Mideast peace by year-end no longer possible”

  1. comment number 1 by: BobF

    Why should the Palestinians want peace now? Their savior just got elected President and in due time he’ll ensure they get what they want. After all, Jesse Jackson said it would happen.

    I heard that Jackson’s son may take Obama’s senate seat. Fortunately for whoever takes Obama’s seat, it’s in brand new condition as it was very little used since he spent his time in the Senate campaigning for the White House.

  2. comment number 2 by: Basti

    There will be peace in the Mideast when one side or the other is dead and gone.

    Personally I’ve been witness to many so-called peace plans for the Mideast and none of them have panned out. They’ve been at each others throats in the Mideast for thousands of years and they show no signs of kissing and making up.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    And the older I get the more cynical I become regarding peace ANYWHERE!!

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Israel v Any Other Surrounding State = the mixing of oil & water. If it were tactically and feasibly possible, I’d recommend a series of neutron bombs in order to kill as many Muslim Meatsacks as possible whilst leaving the oil infrastructure complete. Kill the Muslims, take the oil. What’s so difficult about that concept? But a good neutron bomb? Not yet quite so possible. So sad; I simply dream.


  5. comment number 5 by: Pat Houseworth

    The only peace in that region is when the Second Coming happens. Hopefully Israel will take a shot at taking Iran out before “The Ebony Messiah” gets his foot in the White House door. Otherwise they are screwed, because Barry will never allow them to fly across the needed air space, and will cut the rug out from under them. Plus, let’s face it, Obama is in bed with Islam and scared shitless of Russia.

    Do I want a major war? NO…do I think the survival of Israel depends on a first strike on Iran…YES.

  6. comment number 6 by: BobF

    A little abbreviated Bible history here out of the Book of Genesis…I hope Fred doesn’t mind.

    Both the Jews and Arabs can claim Abraham as the father of there people. Since Abraham’s wife, Sarah, couldn’t conceive and God promised Abraham he would be the father of a great nation, he had a son by his Egyptian servant, Hagar, who he named Ishmael. After Ishmael was born, Sarah conceived and bore a son named Isaac. Since Ishmael was his bastard son, Sarah wanted him out of the camp and Abraham banished Ishmael and his mother Hagar. Since God promised Abraham he would be the father of a great nation, he told Hagar that her son would also be a great nation.

    In a nutshell, the linage of the Jewish people is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Israel) from whose sons came froth the twelve tribes of Israel. The linage of the Arab people is Abraham and Ishmael. Since the Blessings of God fell upon the legitimate son and his heirs, Ishmael and his heirs have always hated Jews. This hatred is rooted back to the time Hagar was banished from Abraham’s camp and continues today. Even though Israel is just a little sliver of land and the Arabs have virtually unlimited oil wealth, they’re still jealous of Israel and want for her destruction. They’ve always longed for what neither money nor power could get them and that was to be rightfully knows as God’s Chosen People.

    Like Pat said above, there will be no peace in the Middle East until Jesus comes again. And when he comes back, the blood will run as deep as the horses bridle as He will do battle for Israel.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    Mind?? Not at all, Revelations is my fave… :D

  8. comment number 8 by: Kate

    One thing I’ve noticed….from basically eaves dropping…heh….is that American Jews don’t much care for Israel. Israelis Jews don’t much care for American Jews, cuz they don’t care about what happens to Israel. Since they are all pretty much on a mega high from BO being elected, they seem to forget they won’t have any place to visit so they can feel superior (mostly NY Jews from the accents).

    Another observation….going through the Old City, we got a thumbs up with “American President Obama” from the Arab vendors. :?

    Yup, things are gonna get mighty ugly.

  9. comment number 9 by: Isaac

    Israel’s support from the US will probably all go to the hadjis with BHO in charge.

    They can be peace in the Middle-east… After a few dozen nukes carpet the whole place.

    My own country’s US support will probably go too, and we are also surrounded by mad hadjis. I recently volunteered to serve for 5 years in the Army, I hope to God I won’t be needed, but still…

  10. comment number 10 by: BobF

    Kate, it seems you’re correct in your observation that American Jews don’t care much for Israel. The fact that over 70% of them voted for Obama proves that.

  11. comment number 11 by: Kate

    The Israelis themselves are extremely worried what is going to happen. Seems one of their favorites pastimes is talking US politics with Americans who are like minded. :)

    I just noticed it said I am in Haifa. I’m not. Hmm…. But then again, I’m never in Olive Branch, MS either, so no biggie.

  12. comment number 12 by: Carl

    Hey! I know where Olive Branch is! I lived south of there in the 60’s and 70’s in Cleveland, MS and we traveled near there on our way to Memphis to visit my Momma’s parents. Small world.

    Incidentally, IMHO peace in the middle east isn’t gonna happen in my lifetime nor in subsequent generations’ lifetimes. It’ll happen only when Christ returns.

  13. comment number 13 by: Carl

    Oh, and when I refer to Christ, I am referring to Jesus Christ of the Bible and NOT Barack Obama whom some liberals consider “the One” & “the Messiah.”

  14. comment number 14 by: Katie

    There was never a chance for peace. The PalArabs don’t want peace, they want everything. A good solution for the Israelis to do is to give them a 30-day notice and then just kick each and every one of them off the land. If they don’t want to go, then get violent. It worked against the Indians.

  15. comment number 15 by: Kate

    Interesting you should say that Katie. The Israelis would like nothing more than to have their country back. They are mostly disgusted by the way their government has handled a bad situation, by making it much worse.

    On the other hand, a few of them fear that if there were no Arabs, the Israelis would start building and forget to quit, ruining the ’skyline’. :?