Netanyahu formulates goodwill gestures for Palestinian Authority

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Almost Heaven, May 17, 2017.

  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Prime Minister Netanyahu has formulated a list of economic benefits for the Palestinian Authority and will bring them to the security cabinet meeting on Sunday for approval.

    The main step to be included in the package of goodwill gestures intended to ease bureaucratic issues for Palestinian Arabs is additional hours during which the Allenby bridge to Jordan is open and improvement of conditions at the main checkpoints between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    Netanyahu will also ask the ministers to authorize increased development of a number of industrial zones in Palestinian Authority locales.

    The political echelon has stressed that there is no intention to offer any other gestures beyond those which the cabinet approves.

    On Monday the Prime Minister will present the gestures to President Trump when he visits Israel. The list of goodwill gestures does not include a freeze on construction in Judea and Samaria.
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  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Israel needs to quit doing "goodwill gestures" to the PA. If anyone should be doing "goodwill gestures" it should be the so called palestinians doing them for Israel. :nod
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  3. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Those gestures are really for the consumption of everybody except the "Palestinians".
    Israel wants everybody to know that they are doing their best to develop a healthy relationship with them so that when the PA cuts out on a deal or starts another Intifada that Israel will have a leg to stand on before the world.

    All this chummy talk by Abbas lately has been too much of a swing in his past rhetoric to be real. I'm waiting for the knife in the back.
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Well known member

  5. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Exactly chris.

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