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Erekat: No Settlement Freeze Means No Negotiations

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat explains that a freeze on Israeli settlement activity is a condition for resuming negotiations with Israel in an interview with Shlomi Eldar.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat (C) speak with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Amman November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Majed Jaber (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3A22U
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Israel is waiting for President Barack Obama. Social networks across the internet are full of petitions and “likes,” pleading with the president to give a speech about peace to the Israeli masses gathered in Rabin Square.

In contrast, apathy over Obama’s visit dominates the Palestinian street. No special preparations are underway, and there is a decided lack of excitement. Obama’s first visit to the Palestinian Authority? Who cares?

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