Regev added that despite objections from the White House, as expressed by visiting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, ongoing construction in Jewish areas of Yerushalayim do not represent a lack of commitment by Israel towards peace with her neighbors.
Olmert, Bush and Condi are all out of office.
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
this report is four-repeat- four years old. can “only i try’ explain what relevance it has to today? BTW-regev is now a prominent likud knesset member and rather right wing.
All it would take would be for the Arabs to seriously start talking about peace, and they would gets all sorts of concessions. Then as now, the Arabs have shown little interest, which in part is why many Israelis can make peace offers that they know won’t be accepted. It’s like a chess game that goes on when they should agree to a draw but don’t, and there is no tournament director to tell them to stop.
akuperma: Except that in this chess game real people are getting killed.
“Arabs have shown little interest”
“why many Israelis can make peace offers that they know won’t be accepted.”
The offers have sometimes been accepted, or rather, granted.