"“We are convinced that if nothing happens between now and September, the situation will be difficult for everyone,” Juppe said at a news conference after meeting Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.
Juppe stopped short of saying his country would support the Palestinian effort if Israel turns down the French initiative, which is expected to happen, emphasizing that “if nothing happens until September … all options will be open.”" LA Times
Evidently the French are trying to gain enough leverage to persuade the Palestinians not to ask the UN General assembly for recognition and membership.
AIPAC's "apparat" is going all out to do what it can to stop this before it happens. There are ads on television run specifically against President Obama saying that he is "siding with the Palestinians." When did that happen? I am hard pressed to remember the occasion. He appears to me to be altogether on the Israeli "team."
He said that the negotiations for a settlement should be on "adjusted" 1967 armistice lines. Whoa! AIPAC! As you know that has been the basis of all negotiations for decades.
The Likud bloc (in Israel and in the US) is so opposed to that basis for negotiations that I am led to believe that what they want is to negotiate a "Palestine" that would consist of a "spotty' series of "indian reservations" or Bantustans' within greater Israel.
The tribal cry of "never again" is so clearly the basis of all this effort that the inherent hostility of the Likud bloc to all non-Jews is beyond argument.
it apears that negotiation of a two state solution is impossible. pl