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Gingrich: U.S. Should Abandon The Middle East Peace Process

By Annie-Rose Strasser on November 18, 2012 at 12:10 pm

"Gingrich: U.S. Should Abandon The Middle East Peace Process"

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) on Sunday dismissed the idea of having peace talks between Israel and Palestine, saying that it is too late to talk about peace.

While Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was on Face the Nation saying that it’s “very important that we recognize that the United States of America has got to push as hard as we can to resolve this Israeli-Palestinian issue, and so many events hinge on making that [peace] process go forward,” Gingrich was on ABC’s This Week, arguing that we should “end the talk about the peace process”:

GINGRICH: One, end all the talk about the peace process. You have a permanent war in the region. You have people determined to destroy Israel. They spent all the periods of non-war building up the weapons to have war. And then when they think it’s appropriate, they wage war. And then they go back to saying, oh, no, let’s talk about a peace process while we accumulate more weapons.

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The U.S. is committed to helping Israel negotiate a peace agreement. On Sunday morning, just hours before Gingrich called for an end to peace talks, Obama was asking for peace from both sides, saying, “Those who champion the cause of Palestinians should recognize that if we see a further escalation of the situation in Gaza than the likelihood of us getting back on any kind of peace track that leads to a two-state solution is going to be pushed off way into the future.”

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