‘No Mideast peace with US as arbitrator’ 21Dec10 December 22, 2010

Press TV -  21 December 2010
The Brazilian president says the Middle East will not experience peace as long as the United States is the lone arbitrator.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Monday, “There will not be peace in the Middle East as long as the United States is the guardian of peace. It is necessary to involve other countries in negotiations (between Israel and the Palestinians),” DPA quoted him as saying.

Earlier in the year, the Palestinian Authority (PA) was reportedly railroaded into rejoining direct talks with Israel after being allegedly threatened by Washington that ties with the US could be cut.

Many Palestinian groups had abandoned hope in the US-brokered revival of the process, citing the White House’s partiality toward Tel Aviv and saying that acting PA Chief Mahmoud Abbas does not represent all the Palestinians.

The process ground to a halt some three weeks into its resumption after Tel Aviv refused to extend a partial freeze on its settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

For some time now, Brasilia has said it is ready to play a role in the negotiation process.

Earlier this month, Brazil recognized Palestine as a sovereign and independent state within its borders prior to the 1967 Six-Day War, when Tel Aviv captured the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the Gaza Strip along with other Arab territories.

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