07 May 2013

A Chinese Puzzle

27 Iyyar 5773
Day 42 of the Omer

A civil war is raging to our north in Syria and threatening to spill over into neighboring countries and what does China have on its mind today?

Beijing proposes four-point peace plan to Abbas

...calls for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and peaceful coexistence with Israel.

“To establish an independent state enjoying full sovereignty on the basis of the 1967 borders and with east Jerusalem as its capital is an inalienable right of the Palestinian people and the key to the settlement of the Palestinian question,” the Chinese proposal states.

...“The immediate priority is to take credible steps to stop settlement activities, end violence against innocent civilians, lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip and properly handle the issue of Palestinian prisoners, in order to create the necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks.