22 May 2011

The Obama/Netanyahu spat show is on again

Like in 2009 I think this whole 'cracks are showing' is just theatre to make it look like the US is pulling concessions out of Israel when it isn't. Obama has said nothing that wasn't said by George Bush. The whole thing was about 'mutually agreed' resolutions and that peace cannot be imposed; which is all just another way of saying everything must be done according to Israel's terms as only Israel is in a position to enforce the veto power implicit in insisting any settlement be 'mutually agreed'. Look at this quote from the New York Times for example (ignore the article title) "An Israeli official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations, quoted Mr. Netanyahu as telling his aides: “I went in with certain concerns. I came out encouraged.” "

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