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Wednesday, November 19, 2003

None of this is helping

DEBKA headlines:
Palestinian PM Qureia meets Hamas and Jihad Islami terrorist leaders in Gaza Wednesday, pledges not to try and disarm them or use force against their organizations.


Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia, left, sits with Hamas spiritual leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin during a meeting at the leader's home in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. The Palestinian Prime Minister and Egyptian mediators traveled to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to try to persuade militants to halt attacks on Israel, while Israel signaled a willngness to scale back military operations in Gaza and the West Bank. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

In foreign policy speech in London, Bush said Israel should free settlement construction, dismantle unauthorized outposts, end daily humiliation of Palestinian people and not prejudice final talks with walls and fences. Arabs should stop incitement and establish normal ties with Israel. Europeans should fight anti-Semitism and stop sponsoring undemocratic Palestinian leaders. US president reaffirmed pledge of viable Palestinian democracy amid security for Israel.
How do you like this juxtaposition? Abu Ala meets with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and says he will not dismantle terrorist infrastructure by force, while our President reaffirms his pledge of a Palestinian state.

Okay, now you're prepped for this one: With the road map long dead in the water, the United Nations Security Council today unanimously passed a resolution to endorse it.

The Security Council at United Nations Headquarters in New York voted unanimously to adopt a resolution Wednesday endorsing the road map to a permanent two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 (AP Photo/David Karp)
This is definitely the wrong world.