Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Washington Times reports progress in West Bank "deal"


The Washington Times reported today Tuesday Dec. 2, with a headline in its “PLO ready for state in West Bank: Gaza affiliation awakes Hamas surrender.” The story is by Nicholas Kralev, and the online headline is “Palestinians shift position of peace accord.” The thrust of the story is that Palestinian negotiators would accept the idea of a Palestinian state limited to the West Bank only, and accept the idea that Gaza is included later on if Hamas gives up control of its strip. The link is here.

The story got relatively little attention from other media outlets during the day, but it would seem to fit the spirit of suggestions made earlier by former president Jimmy Carter.

Significant progress in the Middle East could make terrorist attacks less likely from other sources, and could help worldwide economic recovery return sooner.

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