6A - Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Peace talks between
Palestinians, Israel end
Abbas to consult
with other Arab
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)
- A low-level dialogue between
Israelis and Palestinians about
a future border has ended with-
out any breakthrough, the Pales-
tinian president said yesterday,
reflecting the impasse plaguing
the negotiations for at least three
President Mahmoud Abbas
said he would consult with Arab
allies next week to figure out how
to proceed now. While frustrated
with the lack of progress, Abbas
is under pressure to extend the
talks, which the international
community hopes will lead to a
resumption of long-stalled for-
mal negotiations on establishing
a Palestinian state.
Israel said yesterday it's will-
ing to continue the dialogue.
Abbas didn't close the door to
continued meetings, saying he'll
decide after consultations with
the Arab League on Feb. 4.
A Palestinian walkout could
cost Abbas international sympa-
thy at a time when he seeks global
recognition of a state of Palestine
in the West Bank, Gaza and east
Jerusalem, the territories Israel
captured in the 1967 Mideast war.
The gaps between the lead-
ers are vast, and Abbas believes
there is no point in returning
to formal negotiations without
assurances, such as marking the
pre-1967 war lines as a basis for
border talks and halting Israeli
settlement building on occu-
pied lands. Israeli Prime Min-
ister Benjamin Netanyahu says
everything should be discussed
in negotiations and insists he is
serious about reaching a deal by
Though there have been talks
off and on, the last substantive
round was in late 2008, when
Israel informally proposd a deal
and the Palestinians did not
respond. When Netanyahu took
office the next year, he took the
proposal, including a state in
most of the territories the Pales-
tinians claim, off the table.
A round started in late 2010 by
President Barack Obama quickly
sputtered over the settlement
Visiting EU foreign policy
chief Catherine Ashton is sched-
uled to meet separately over the
next two days with Abbas and
Netanyahu to try to salvage the
exploratory talks. Two officials
involved in the contacts said she
is trying to put together a pack-
age of Israeli incentives that
would keep the Palestinians from
"We need to keep talks going
and increase the potential of
these talks to become genuine
negotiations," Ashton said.
Under Jordanian mediation,
Israeli and Palestinian envoys
have met several times over the
past month, including yesterday.
Teman Evans, a lecturer in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, began lining up for tickets to see
President Obama speak at 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Clarkson receives
backlash for endorsement
Fans say singer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Pop
singer Kelly Clarkson wasn't
expecting such a harsh response
when she tweeted her endorse-
ment in the Republican presiden-
"I love Ron Paul," she wrote
late last month. Later, in a radio
interview, she elaborated, "He
believes in states having their
rights, and I think that that's
Clarkson received hundreds
of replies, some lambasting Paul
and at least one suggesting that
the "American Idol" winner
choose her words more carefully.
In particular, two words:
"states" and "rights."
As the Republican presidential
campaign has turned south, into
the region that seceded from the
Union 150 years ago, old debates
about state and federal author-
ity echo anew in phrases used by
candidates, their supporters and
the news media.
Even before the Civil War,
"states' rights" had become a
byword for the protection of
black slavery. And since the late
Sen. Strom Thurmond ran for
president in 1948 as a States'
Rights Democrat, or "Dixie-
crat," the phrase has sometimes
been labeled a "dog whistle" for
racist elements in the elector-
None of that was on Clark-
son's mind. After a barrage of
responses to her Dec. 29 tweet,
the 29-year-old Texan told fans,
"My eyes have been opened to
so much hate." And she empha-
sized, "I do not support racism."
Sociologist and author John
Shelton Reed, a professor emeri-
tus at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, was not
surprised that someone of Clark-
son's youth would fail to recog-
nize the "baggage that 'states'
Still, he says, hearing the term
employed by people like Paul
- and also by Texas Gov. Rick
Perry before he quit the race
- "it's clear that we've turned
some kind of page."
Paul, Perry and others
referred to the Constitution's
10th Amendment, which states,
"The powers not delegated to the
United States by the Constitu-
tion, nor prohibited by it to the
States, are reserved to the States
respectively, or to the people."
The shorthand "states' rights"
"Any time I hear it, I get this
sort of little twitch, because I
associate it with Ross Barnett or
George Wallace," says Univer-
sity of Georgia historian James
Cobb, referring to the governors
of Mississippi and Alabama who,
five decades ago, defied efforts
to integrate their states' flag-
ship universities. "But members
of the younger generation, it
doesn't have that kind of conno-
tation to them at all. And wheth-
er this is to some extent the fault
of those of us who are supposed
to be educating the younger gen-
erations about their past, I can't
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Regents Plaza, around the Cube
and toward the Fleming Admin-
Cars traveling on South State
Street in the wee hours of the
morning honked enthusiastical-
ly, elicting cheers from students
waiting in the plaza who were
camping out in tents and sleep-
Architecture lecturer Teman
Evans, the first person in line,
said he decided to come get
tickets since they were open
to the community, and wanted
the chance to see the president
"I figured that it's a great
opportunity," Evans said.
Ann Arbor resident Andrew
Porter-Price was sitting out-
side an exterior door before the
Union vacated, in hopes of being
at the front of the line when offi-
cials evacuated the building.
Porter-Price said the Univer-
sity is a good location for the
president to visit due to its dedi-
cation to help improve the state's
"It's the flagship institution
of the state and he's had a lot
of work with Michigan over
the past three years so it makes
sense." Porter-Price said. "It's
a good start on the campaign
LSA sophomore Joanna Harr
said she was prepared to wait for
more than eight hours with her
friends for a ticket.
"We brought a blanket and
we're going to take a nap," Harr
said. "We brought backpacks full
of clothes, we're readyto bundle."
While some described the
waiting students as overzealous,
LSA sophomore Elizabeth Barns
said camping out was a unique
"It's college, you're suppose to
do crazy things like this," Barns
LSA sophomore Shelby
Hawkins said her friend who
lives in West Quad was plan-
ning to bring a futon out into the
"You can call me crazy, but
I'm going to be watching Obama
on Friday, and where are you
going to be?" Hawkins said.
LSA freshman Neil Patel said
he joined the line because "it's a
one-time opportunity" to watch
the president speak, adding that
its monumental for Obama to
visit the University twice in the
span of two years.
"These are the only chances
you get, and this is the second
time he's coming to the Univer-
sity of Michigan," Patel said. "It's
just a big thing. Not a lot of uni-
versities get to see the president
and twice, which is abigmatter."
LSA freshman Lindsay John-
son said she was surprisedby the
size of the crowd and the perse-
verance of the students waiting
"I'm pretty impressed with ...
our dedication right now," John-
son said. "A lot of people were
like, 'Oh, we're going to be hard-
core and go at 4 a.m.' We got here
at 11:30 (p.m.) and there were
already like 300 people ahead of
Despite the long wait, John-
son said she wasn't concerned
about lack of sleep.,
"There aren't very many peo-
ple who can say, 'Oh, the presi-
dent of the United States came
to my school, and I camped out
for a ticket,"' Johnson said. "So
I figure in a few years I'm not
going to remember being sleep-
deprived, but I'll remember
watching the president speak."
- Daily News Editor Haley
Goldberg and Daily Staff
Reporter Andrew Schulman
contributed to this report.
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