Friday, 20 August 2010

Are Direct Negotiations Good or Bad for Palestinians?

Filed under: Middle East — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 12:44 PDT

A year ago, the Palestinians encountered unprecedented change in the U.S. and international community toward the Palestinian issue, as the international community noticeably increased pressure on the Israeli government to freeze settlements and accept the principle of a two-state solution for final settlement. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was able to evade the pressure by throwing the ball into the Palestinian court, demanding that the Palestinians return to direct negotiations.

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