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Road Map

Asked what the Government’s attitude was to the US apparently sanctioning the building of 1000 more homes on the West Bank in breach of the specific terms of the Road Map the PMS said that she was not going to comment on that report. However the Government remained committed to the implementation of the Road Map. We had urged the Israeli Government to honour the commitment to freeze settlement construction. Asked if this could be taken as a criticism of the current work the PMS said that our position was as she had stated. In response to further questions the PMS referred journalists to the Foreign Office and reiterated that the Americans were well aware of our commitment to the road map and that they had also stated their commitment to the road map process.

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  1. UK = "commitment to the road map"
    US = "commitment to the road map process"


    PMOS says
    The UK is committed to the implementation of the road map whilst the US is only interested in the process that puts words on a bit of paper that is called a road map.

    I’m sure people in positions like the PMOS have recently been fired for less.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 24 Aug 2004 on 9:49 am | Link
  2. What, for telling the truth?

    Comment by Gregory Block — 24 Aug 2004 on 2:33 pm | Link
  3. Is there a prob with the site? Still waiting for Gregory Blocks post to appear, nearly an hour later…

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 24 Aug 2004 on 3:41 pm | Link
  4. Strange; as soon as I posted my comment, his appeared… Must be my browser.

    Comment by PapaLazzzaru — 24 Aug 2004 on 3:42 pm | Link
  5. Yes its a browser/cache problem
    for some reason certain browsers don’t manage to refresh pages – even when you press the ‘refresh’ icon/button.
    My Safari browser is crap like that – and to see anything posted on the same day I have to switch to Internet Explorer or Netscape.
    If I take my broadband link down I can sometimes get Safari to refresh properly.
    There may also be interactions with web servers and caches in the networks.

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 24 Aug 2004 on 5:01 pm | Link
  6. Yes -especially- for telling the truth.
    As my memory fails with old age I recall a big fuss over the deployment of nonexistant WMD within 45 minutes 😉

    Comment by Roger Huffadine — 24 Aug 2004 on 5:05 pm | Link

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