Secretary Clinton to Deliver Remarks to the American Task Force on Palestine on October 20
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks to the American Task Force on Palestine Fifth Annual Gala, on October 20 at approximately 7 p.m., at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Georgetown.
Secretary Clinton will reaffirm the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution and to a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.
For more information, check out the organization’s website here.
While looking around the website I noticed this little blurb, which is quite significant in that it is a huge up-front concession on the part of the Palestinians. And it’s something that really hasn’t been acknowledged by the American media:
The Palestinians are ready to end all historic claims against Israel once they establish their state in the lands Israel occupied in the 1967 Mideast War, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday, addressing a long-standing Israeli demand.
I have a feeling Israel will ignore it, despite the fact that it is a huge concession because Israel doesn’t want to give up one inch of land beyond the Green Land. Perhaps that is why it has been played down in the U.S., because it exposes a key issue regarding Israel’s unwillingness to really compromise on anything. And of course, when they are building settlements in some of the very areas which the Palestinians hope to reclaim, it’s hard for Israel to claim to be negotiating in good faith at this point.