Palestinians reject US push for peace talks beyond April
"RAMALLAH — A senior Palestinian official on Thursday rejected US moves to extend an April deadline for nine months of hard-won talks with Israel to culminate in a framework peace deal."
“There is no meaning to prolonging the negotiation, even for one more additional hour, if Israel, represented by its current government, continues to disregard international law,” Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat told AFP.
Nine months end and the birth pangs begin.
Isaiah 66:9 Would I ever bring this nation to the point of birth and then not deliver it?” asks the Lord.“No! I would never keep this nation from being born,” says your God.10 “Rejoice with Jerusalem! Be glad with her, all you who love her and all you who mourn for her.11 Drink deeply of her glory even as an infant drinks at its mother’s comforting breasts.”12 This is what the Lord says:“I will give Jerusalem a river of peace and prosperity. The wealth of the nations will flow to her.Her children will be nursed at her breasts, carried in her arms, and held on her lap.13 I will comfort you there in Jerusalem as a mother comforts her child.”14 When you see these things, your heart will rejoice. You will flourish like the grass!Everyone will see the Lord’s hand of blessing on his servants— and his anger against his enemies.15 See, the Lord is coming with fire, and his swift chariots roar like a whirlwind.He will bring punishment with the fury of his anger and the flaming fire of his hot rebuke.16 The Lord will punish the world by fire and by his sword.He will judge the earth, and many will be killed by him.