Once-Secret Palestinian-Israeli Peace Talks Are Leaking All Over The Place

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting on Jan. 26, 2014 in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian-Israeli peace talks that began in near-total secrecy six months ago are now producing a stream of leaks so steady the negotiations might as well be going on in public. And in a sense they are.

When Secretary of State John Kerry’s consigliere to the talks, the former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk, holds a conference call with leaders of U.S. Jewish organizations to lay out the particulars of the “framework” Kerry is preparing as a guide for continuing talks, as Indyk did Thursday, no one expects what he says to remain confidential. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency news service quoted four participants in its story, which like numerous other reports found a headline in Indyk’s statement that the U.S. operated on the assumption that 75 to 80 percent of Jewish settlers now on Palestinian land could keep their homes.

The percentages are well in line with the assumptions underpinning peace talks for a generation – that in a deal producing a Palestinian state, its border would be drawn to bring into sovereign Israel the large “settlement blocs” built hard by the “Green Line” boundary in place before Israel conquered the West Bank (and Gaza Strip) in 1967. But, like the conference call, the headlines served to prepare the public for the possibility of the long-held assumption becoming a hard reality, albeit  one presented in relatively positive terms. The headline could have been: 25 percent of settlers – 100,000 people – would be uprooted by Kerry proposal.

Or would they? On Sunday an aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that Israel might well give Jews in the more remote settlements the option of staying put, and living under Palestinian rule. The trial balloon dominated Israeli politics for the week, so inflaming the rhetoric of the leading  advocate of settlers, Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett, that Netanyahu reportedly threatened to throw him out of the government. “Why can’t Palestinians rule over Israelis?” Bennett thundered in a Tuesday speech. “Because they’ll kill them.”

Bennett spoke at a Tel Aviv security conference that very nearly doubled as a venue for the talks. Earlier the same day, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had appeared in a videotaped interview and for the first time stated publicly how long Israeli forces should be allowed to remain in the Jordan Valley, assuring that nothing dangerous enters the newly sovereign state of Palestine from its eastern border: “Three years,” Abbas said, parrying Netanyahu’s apparent stand with a tart: “Whoever proposes 10 or 15 years does not want to withdraw.”

In the lobby, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman accepted handshakes and business cards. Friedman qualifies as a celebrity in Israel, sometimes described in the Hebrew press as the most important journalist in America, and his Wednesday column had laid out the main points of the Kerry framework in confident detail. But the next morning, the newsletter Israel News Today, a widely read English-language digest of the Hebrew press, began by noting that Friedman’s column “fails to make the front page” of Israel’s two largest-selling dailies. It’s just possible their editors figured that, between one leak and other, Israelis had already heard most of what was supposedly secret.

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Pegasus
Pegasus

Greek Mythos: Whenever Pegasus struck his hoof a spring of inspiration burst fourth immediately. One of those sacred springs was the Hippocrene (meaning “horse spring”) on Mt Helicon. (the Hippocrene Spring reefers to the hippocampus of the human brain.. memory) Those springs became sacred to the Muses who loved and respected the flying horse. To one of them - Urania, the Muse of Astronomy and Universal Love, Pegasus was particularly important.


Revelation19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True.


Meditate/pray for Divine inspiration.. True Universal Love, like lightening from East to West, and West to East - harmonizing right and left hemispheres of the human brain.. balance, harmony and compassion emerging from Divinely-inspired, pure and clean Heart Springs... remembering our original True Source - our own Divine Heavenly Heart. 


The return of Universal Love and Compassion is happening now... and no one said it would be easy. It is time to integrate all concepts of opposites... Looking deep within.. to see the Whole Truth.. Inner peace through transcending and including all opposites with wise discernment and self-compassion and compassion for all forms of life - then becoming the greater collective reality for humanity... First micro/individual, gradually expanding out into the macro/collective... 


The Holy Trinity of Awakened and Harmonious Universal Heart-Mind sees "The Big Picture" of both opposites as two sides of the same coin... Human Arc Angels (or "Arc Agents" of Universal Love - those who are remembering by integrating left and right brain intelligence into a more, and more whole, and higher intelligence... 


Now is the time for springing fourth inspiration of Divine Lightning of Universal Love Consciousness. 


Revelation19:14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.


Love and blessings :)




vx371842965
vx371842965

The coming of Jesus Christ is close. Why do I say this? There's many Prophecies coming to pass right now, concerning the very end times. One Prophecy alone doesn't raise a red flag, but I can list dozens of major things that have to happen, before Christs return. Here's just a few:


Isaiah 17 & Jeremiah 49:23-27   (Syria -Happening now)

Isaiah 19    (Egypt -Happening now)        

Zechariah 12:3   (Jerusalem being a burdensome stone -Happening now)

Joel 3:2       (Nations gathering against Israel -Increasing everyday)

Daniel 9:27    (Peace treaty being worked on by Kerry/Obama -Happening now)

Psalm 83     (Israel's neighbors conspiring against her -Increasing by the day)

Ezekiel 38   (Iran, Russia and a few other's will attack Israel over oil -Starting to form)

Mass animal die offs are happening, foretold in the books of Hosea, Zephaniah, Ezekiel.


Jesus Christ's detailed descriptions throughout the New Testament, of the conditions and state of the World before his return are perfect beyond doubt.


2014-2015  4 blood moons, Israel will build the Third Temple (Referenced in Daniel 9:27)

1967-1968  4 blood moons, Israel recaptured Jerusalem

1949-1950  4 blood moons, Israel became a Nation

1493-1494  4 blood moons, Jews expelled from Spain


There won't be another 4 blood moon Tetrad, for another 500 years. Plus, it's only happened 7 (now 8) times since 1AD.


Matthew 16:3 ".................. 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

yorkste
yorkste

No country on the face of the earth accepts that Jerusalem belongs to Israel (except Israel, naturally!)

MikeSeth
MikeSeth

@yorkste  No country on earth is entitled to have its opinion on the matter.  Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and will remain its capital, your opinion on the subject, beside being ill informed and malicious, is also irrelevant. Identity of the state capital is a purely internal matter for sovereign states, and is not subject to any fantasy league regulation, imaginary international law and any other contrived crap reasons why Jews shouldn't be allowed to have their state and their culture centered around things they treasure most.

bklynbirny
bklynbirny

@yorkste  That may be true, but what does it matter what any other country thinks? You sound like the journalists that refer to Israeli govt decisions being made in Tel Aviv, when everyone knows they are made in Jerusalem. Israel-haters live in a fantasy world.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@yorkste    You are right, but no one complained when Jordan occupied Jerusalem and denied access to Jews.  A question to one of the 1,4 billion Muslims:  Why is Jewish Jerusalem holy to Islam?  Why this obsession with Jews and their holy city?  Why are all "prophets" in the Koran Jews (today less than 0,2% of the world population) and not Arabs like Mohammed himself or from any of the thousands of peoples?

CrossWinds
CrossWinds

@yorkste


Jesus Christ Himself, will rule and reign on the earth in Jerusalem.........


Matthew 5:34-35........

34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

alex.reston
alex.reston

@ricardo_lion @alex.reston@yorkste 

Judaism is a religion Ricardo. The original Jews were either Arabs or maybe Egyptians. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq and the Jews left slavery in Egypt to and moved to what is today Israel. All Arabs don't speak the same language. Jesus was also and Arab it it matters at all. If he existed he was a Jewish Arab.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@alex.reston @ricardo_lion @yorkste  Very funny.  The original Jews were....  Jews!  Spoke a different language (Hebrew, not Arabic), did not worship those stone gods, the moon, etc. like the Arabs.  We are the people of Jesus.