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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mitchell threatens Israel with aid money

His father, who was Irish, was adopted by a Lebanese family. His mother was Lebanese. If you needed a reminder where US Special Middle East envoy George Mitchell's sympathies lie, you got it on Friday night after the Sabbath started here in Israel.
On the eve of his visit to the Middle East, US special envoy George Mitchell threatened that his country would freeze its aid to Israel if the Jewish state failed to advance peace talks with the Palestinians and a two-state solution.

Mitchell clarified in an interview to the PBS network that the United States would use incentives or sanctions against both sides.

According to American law, Mitchell said, the US can freeze its support for aid to Israel. He added that all options must remain open and that the sides must be convinced about what their important interests are.
Earlier this week, Mitchell called Salam Fayyad an 'impressive leader' and said that Fayyad and Abu Mazen represented 'strong and effective leadership' for the 'Palestinian people.'

Mitchell is plainly interested in trying to railroad Israel into a 'settlement' that will leave the Jewish state extremely vulnerable. Obama and Clinton don't wish us much better.

What could go wrong?


At 2:21 AM, Blogger Mr. Gerson said...

They can take their aid money, and shove it up where the sun doesn't shine. Israel, welcome to the international arms market.

At 2:43 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Let the US impose sanctions. Israel can survive without American aid - let Mitchell and his boss and Rahm do their worst.

Bring it on!

At 3:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolute disgrace, I cannot believe how F'd up my government is. They will threaten Israel like this and just roll over for the most disgusting regimes in the world today. This is like a nightmare you can't wake up from. I can assure you that obama's administration does not speak for this American. God bless Israel.

At 6:58 AM, Blogger valthunder said...

agree, it's time for israel to be more independant from U.S.A.

At 9:59 PM, Blogger houdini said...

Finally, White House is told to take it where the sun dont shine:

Israeli officials have shrugged off a suggestion that the US could withhold loan guarantees to pressure Israel over the Middle East peace process.
The finance minister said Israel did not need the guarantees...

This has been long overdue.


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