Report: US gives Netanyahu ultimatum on resuming talks

The United States gave Netanyahu an ultimatum on renewing negotiations with the Palestinians, according to reports cited by Israel Radio Sunday morning.

According to the ultimatum, Netanyahu has to decide within a month whether he agrees to accept US President Barack Obama’s platform and resume talks based on 1967 lines.

Meanwhile, Netanyahu was expected to travel to Italy on Sunday where he will meet his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi.
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Has the Obama administration indicated what they intend to do if Israel refuses this ultimatum?

Also, was a similar ultimatum made to the Palestinians?  After all it was they who walked out of the previous negotiations.

I would tell Obama to stick it…this was territory taken over after the 1967 war, and it’s part of Israel now…He thinks he’s president of the whole world, and can tell other countries what they can do and can’t do…He badgers the Israelis, but then gives billions to Brazil to help them drill for oil…He makes no sense at all…

Can you expand on how Brazil is related to the US ultimatum to Netenyahu?

There is a UN resolution that may be submitted to accept “Palestine” as a full member of the UN. That would make “Palestine” a state as far as the UN is concernedd (including Hamas.) The UN Charter protects the territorial integrity or political independence of any state from the threat or use of force There is probably only one country that would veto such a resolution at the Security Council: The United States… but with Obama in office, that may not happen… that is the threat.

see:

With Israeli-Palestinian peace talks stalled since last September, Palestinian National Authority (PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas has proposed that the UN General Assembly (GA) vote accept " Palestine" as a full member of the organization.

“First of all, the Israeli government must accept negotiations with the PNA under the agreement between Fatah and Hamas. Maybe with this step we will not go to the UN this year, but next year instead if there isn’t any progress in the negotiations,” Ghayadah added.

Despite his pessimistic outlook, Ghayadah said that “If the negotiations would go through a positive stage, and Israel formally accepts a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, we don’t need to go to the UN.”

Simon was quoted as saying that the U.S. is working with the Israeli government to see whether or not the Jewish state would accept Obama’s principles as a basis for negotiations. But he pointed out that time is of the essence, as the UN rules say that if the resolution is to be debated by the Security Council in September, the paperwork needs to be filed by July.

He argued that it’s very unlikely that the U.S. would threat Israel with not using the veto in the UN as a way to push Netanyahu to agree to Obama’s vision, since Washington has already spent too much energy and diplomatic capital to convince its European allies to prevent the Palestinian from going to the UN.

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/indepth/2011-06/12/c_13925354_2.htm

Issue another one.

Yes, it exemplifies this Administrations inconsistent application of foreign policy objectives.

But the UN has no more authority to make Israel give land to Palestine than it does to make the US give California back to Mexico or Guam back to Spain.

The UN Charter protects the territorial integrity or political independence of any state from the threat or use of force

Does that mean that if Hamas fires rockets into Israel, that the UN will take action against Palestine?

There is probably only one country that would veto such a resolution at the Security Council: The United States… but with Obama in office, that may not happen… that is the threat.

Unless, of course, that it is Hamas that is using force. In which case every other member will veto action

I’m still unclear how giving aid to Brazil is inconsistent with our Israel policy.

My guess is they will do exactly what they have done up to now - demonstrate failed leadership by throwing Israel under the bus.

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