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April 26, 2005

New New York Times Road Map Confusion

Journalists at the New York Times still seem to be confused about the road map peace plan.

New York Times' Greg Myre wrote on Sunday:

Progress toward talks, as envisioned under the Middle East peace plan known as the road map, has been minimal, but there are signs the pace could be picking up. ...

The last question is the most complicated: how can [Abbas] pacify the armed Palestinian factions?

The Israelis insist that he confront and dismantle them, but Mr. Abbas is moving cautiously. He negotiated temporary pledges from Hamas and other factions to halt attacks, and started a pilot project to absorb them into his security forces. [emphasis added]

But "Progress toward talks, as envisioned under the Middle East peace plan known as the road map" will not happen until Abbas fulfils his requirements under the plan to confront and dismantle terrorist groups.

It is not merely an Israeli demand. It is a international demand and a Palestinian requirement under the road map plan.

Posted by GI at April 26, 2005 09:35 AM