October 3rd, 2010
07:39 PM ET

Egypt sour on prospects for Mideast peace talks

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks aren't likely to resume unless Israel reinstates its moratorium on building new settlements in the West Bank, Egypt's foreign minister said Sunday after meetings with U.S. mediator George Mitchell.

"The Egyptian position is that we understand the Palestinian position, which demands suitable conditions in order to go on to direct talks," Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said. "The conditions are not suitable at the moment."

Israel's freeze on new construction expired September 26, with work on new projects beginning hours later. Palestinian officials have said they won't return to the recently resumed peace talks while new Israeli settlements are being built on land the Palestinians consider part of a future state.

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  1. Jim Brieske

    The Egyptian president is an instigator. He enabled Hamas terrorists to fire rockets into Israel, subsequently resulting in the deaths and injuries of thousands of Gaza civilians. Years earlier, the Egyptian Army was destroyed. Now they aren't worth destroying. No need to kill soldiers being led by a crooked coward. Can always just give him some money.
    God willing, the Army to be destroyed will belong to his fellow collaborators with terrorists, the Iranians. They are on the verge of having the modern day version of the past Egyptian Army.
    jim

    October 3, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ljr*

    Does anyone really believe that Israel want peace.
    What they really want is territory

    October 3, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jim Brieske

    Ljr*. Israel will give the southern half of Israel to the Palestinians and the Palestinians will accept it for Palestine.
    They have no choice.Defiance is not an option.jim

    October 4, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. George

    That land belongs to the jews and if people would look in the bible god promise the land to the jews never to be split up

    October 4, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. phil

    Israel is afraid of Arabs and I can certainly see why that is. One of their few friends, the USA, constantly sells weapons to their enemies. And so Israel behaves like the kid in school who thought their big friend was protecting them from a bully. Until one day the kid sees his big friend accepting money from the bully.

    October 4, 2010 at 6:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Katy Hill

    Israeli settlers in the West Bank just set fire to a Mosque yesterday and burned the Korans and prayer rugs within. Did you hear about that? Of course not because Israel can do no wrong but an American pastor can threaten the same & the whole world is outraged and has something to say about it. HYPOCRITES!!! No wonder the Palestinians are outraged.

    October 4, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Asok

    Please stop putting us Indians down. We have put on a spectacular opening ceremony for the whole world to see. The games are running smoothly as chairman Suresh Kalmadi predicted. He should be declared a national hero for pull off such amazing feat. All the minor troubles before the games will be soon forgotten before the games end. We will put the Chinese to shame and make the 2008 Olympics looks like child’s play. With the success of the CWG, the West will recognize our sports superpower status, which is the envy of China. I am proud to be a Indian. We are more than ready to host the Olympics games. Lets bring it on.

    October 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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