Israeli Ambassador to be expelled from UK (apparently)

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by tuffy52, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. So what will it achieve giving Israel the hump?,no Ambassador = no talks = no 2 state solution = more of the same.
  2. It's OK we still have a middle east peace envoy.
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  3. link to a news story or an article?
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  4. On the other hand, what will it achieve not giving Israel the hump? Ambassador = no talks = no 2 state solution = more of the same.

    Israel's very careful only to offer negotiations on terms they're confident the Pals will refuse.
  5. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    A cynic would say it's a PR stunt. Achieves the square root of fcuk all while allowing the UK to pose as a supporter of 'justice' on the world stage.

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  6. and pretty much the same approach as the Pals

    Thinking about it. If Fatah was to offer to drop their Article 12(?) destruction of Israel, just how sideswiped would Israel be.....?
  7. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    But all the more surprising after we abstained in the vote. HMG trying to hold the completely unviable middle ground......?
  8. The PLO (Fatah's parent organisation) recognised Israel's right to exist in peace and security 19 years ago.
  9. 1993, Yasser Arafat's letter to Yitzhak Rabin. Which led to to the Oslo Accord.
    Fatah doesn't yet seem to have dropped their Article 12. The PLO is more of an umbrella body, which Fatah and Hamas both belonged to at some point
  10. Definitely. They're each as bad as the other in that respect.

    Thing is, Fatah aren't 'the Middle East's only secular democratic state'[SUP]TM[/SUP]. We can be forgiven for expecting from each what they’ve told us to.
  11. Yes, it's a bit of a tricky one. Personally I think both sides are their own worst enemies. Israel exists and it isn't going away (nor should it) unless it commits some spectacular act of national suicide; the Palestinians need to accept that. On the other hand Israel needs to grasp the fact that there's a limit to how long they can keep on sticking up two fingers to world opinion and by this point they've pretty much reached it.
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  12. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Wow. Six down in today's Telegraph crossword...

    "A hairy South American mammal in red robes who wants to be back in Tibet".

    Five letters... Ll*m*. I thought it might be Limahl out of Kajagoogoo. But that is six letters.
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  13. Presumably, that would be the Dalai Telegraph?

    Veal, all week, etc.
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