Not withstanding the unique confluence of circumstances, he (Arafat) was not able to take advantage of that opportunity,
AIPAC is taking the public statements seriously. They're alarmed by a nuclear capability, and the administration appears to be adopting an approach that isn't changing Iranian behavior.
They conducted this meeting in a spirit of partnership, recognizing that they have common interests and common stakes. They each felt, and each said, that it was a new beginning.
The problem is, you've got a complete dysfunction on the Palestinian side. For all the talk of peace process, the United States will be with Israel on its unilateral steps and hoping that the next prime minister of Israel will do what Sharon would have done.
I really feel there's a need much more for a third party to build bridges between the two sides before it's too late,
It's in Syria's interest to remove any cloud, any stigma, any questioning about where it's coming from and what it's doing,
Our objective is have the agreement implemented. Both sides have obligations and responsibilities, and we expect both sides to carry out those responsibilities and obligations.
The nuclear weapons would deter us from attacking them, and they see that the weapons also give them great leverage.
Security is something that serves Israeli interests and Palestinian interests. You have a common threat and you have a common enemy and it's important to deal with that as partners.
make the decision on how to resume with the final procedures.
There isn't a peace process if you don't overcome the differences. Security is one part of it, political is the other. In the current circumstances, the first thing that must be done is to reestablish a basis for security.
We had a very good discussion, and I think we are making headway. Issues are being dealt with seriously, intensively and comprehensively in a way that I think gives us a chance to put the process back on track.
If you have differences, the place to deal with differences is at the table, not on the streets, ... There is no place for violence in this process.
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