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New Ploy of the Endless Process of Buying Time for Israeli Occupation: Middle East Peace Conference to be Held in Berlin

Zionist-controlled governments did not stop giving the Palestinian people false hopes for an end of the Israeli brutal occupation.

From the Oslo agreement to the Wye River, to the Road Map, to Annapolis, and now the new Bliar-Merkel ploy of next June.

All have resulted in helping the Israeli occupation government to continue its brutal occupation of the Palestinian people and in the annexation of Palestinian lands through continuous illegal settlement activities and the land-grab wall.

Here's the new Bliar-Merkel Ploy: 

Middle East Peace Conference to be Held in Berlin
Germany, March 15, 2008 (RNA)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and peace envoy, Tony Blair, will jointly organise a Middle East peace conference to be held at the beginning of June in Berlin, German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) reported on Friday.
All European Union members, several Arab states, the Middle East quartet of Russia, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations, and Palestinian and Israeli officials will be invited to the talks, the paper said, without identifying the source of its information.
The aim of the meeting, which will be at the level of foreign ministers, will be to push forward the peace process and prepare Palestinians to take over responsibility for their own state, the paper added, in a preview of its Saturday edition.

German government officials could not immediately be contacted for comment.
U.S.-backed peace talks launched in November have been bogged down by tensions over Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israel's reluctance to remove checkpoints and an upsurge in violence between the two sides.

The Sueddeutsche Zeitung said officials meeting in Berlin will discuss building up the Palestinian police force and the development of the legal system and justice apparatus.

Nations including Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates would play an important role at the talks and Israeli and Palestinian officials had already pledged to attend.

Merkel becomes the first German chancellor to address Israel's parliament next week.

She will be accompanied by several cabinet ministers and will hold talks on Monday with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

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