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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Shut out of power, Israel's Left looks to Obama to pursue its agenda

Israel's current Knesset has only one party - Meretz - that can be considered part of the Jewish Left. Plus it has the half of the Labor faction that refused to follow Ehud Barak into the Netanyahu-Lieberman government. In essence, that means that the Jewish Left has eight representatives in the current Knesset - a rather poor showing.

But the Left never despairs of imposing its agenda on an unwilling country, and it has turned to its natural ally: American President Barack Hussein Obama.
Israel's previous government built or issued bids for some 9,000 homes for Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank, despite its promise to pursue a peace deal with the Palestinians, settlement monitors said Monday, summarizing Ehud Olmert's three years as prime minister.

The Israeli watchdog groups Peace Now and Ir Amim urged President Barack Obama to step in quickly and pressure Israel's new prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to halt further settlement expansion, particularly in the areas of Jerusalem the Palestinians want for their future capital.

"The more time the international community and the Obama administration will require to generate a political process, the more adamant they need to be to save Israel from itself, because we are losing the two-state solution," said Daniel Seidemann of Ir Amim, a group that promotes coexistence in Jerusalem.
What you're not being told is that those homes are being built within the 'settlement blocs' - areas that even most of Israel's 'sane' Left would retain under any future 'settlement' with the 'Palestinians.' So unless you're completely buying into the 'Palestinian' narrative - or you are willing to go back to the '67 borders and flood the country with 'Palestinian refugees' in order to reach an agreement with the 'Palestinians,' there is no way that any of those homes are an 'obstacle to peace.'

But of course, I've just described the views of the Obama administration and the Israeli Left, haven't I? Both of them favor national suicide for Israel.

What's appalling about this story is the manner in which a small minority is seeking to impose its will on the majority through treasonous behavior. But then, we've seen this in Israel before, haven't we?


At 4:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A certain MK told me that as far as she is concerned the Israeli Left has nothing to offer them; that this is a struggle against Israeli occupation and it is the struggle of the palestinian (sic) people alone

At 8:22 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Carl - a small minority in Israel wants the US to impose for them a solution rejected not only by Israeli voters but also by the Palestinians themselves. Why Israel should agree to such an undemocratic outcome is the mystery question of the decade.


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