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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Rahm Emanuel: 'Moment of opportunity' to make mideast peace?

Here's Rahm Emanuel with Jake Tapper on ABC This Week on Sunday morning.

Let's go to the videotape and I'll have more afterward.

He's got to be kidding.

With Abu Mazen now some eighteen months past his elected term in office and with Hamas in control of Gaza (and Hamas would be in control of Judea and Samaria but for the IDF presence there), this hardly seems like a 'moment of opportunity' for mideast peace.

With the 'Palestinians' sensing that they can hold out and get whatever they want from Obama with a nuclear Iran backing them, this is hardly a 'moment of opportunity' for mideast peace.

With Israelis justifiably having NO confidence in the 'Palestinians' desire or ability to fulfill their commitments, nor in the United States' willingness to keep its promises to Israel, this is hardly a 'moment of opportunity' for mideast peace.

Netanyahu may be willing to take risks but he is not suicidal and his coalition will not back him if he takes suicidal risks. Nor will his party if he tries to bring in Kadima to be a bigger risk taker.

And let me guess: Obama wants to wrap it all up in time for the midterm elections?

What could go wrong?


At 6:46 PM, Blogger Eliana said...

What moment of opportunity do Obama and Rahm Emanuel think they will find while Mahmoud Abbas refuses to sit in the same room with Netanyahu (thanks to Obama's shoddy treatment of Israel)?

Abbas is now demanding a MAJOR breakthrough before being willing to enter into direct talks with Israel and he expects to get it from Obama. He wants the kind of breakthrough in the proximity talks that hasn't happened in 17 years of direct talks before he's willing to move back to direct talks.

Obama and Mitchell are trying to lure Abbas into direct talks by hinting that Obama himself will come up with a peace plan in direct talks and that it would quite obviously favor the "Palestinians." Abbas wants to be paid upfront with a definite victory in some area (eg, Jerusalem) - G-d forbid - before walking in the door to sit down with Israel.

Obama woos with words with speeches instead of policy. He told the Muslim world that he was their guy so they want to see Obama cough up something that no other U.S. President has been able to get from Israel as proof that he's with them.

Meanwhile, Obama tries to woo Israel with words about how he is committed to Israel's safety (which in truth means that he wants Israel to surrender, G-d forbid, and he thinks it would be for her own good).

There is no moment of opportunity for Mideast peace. Obama's bragging that he could "jump start" the peace process has turned into the loss of the battery with nothing to hook jumper cables up to anymore.

Not that the peace process ever would have worked in the first place. If Obama is so interested in the Middle East, he should learn Arabic fluently and see what his "Palestinian" friends have been saying about Israel in Arabic all along.

At 7:36 PM, Blogger Chrysler 300M said...

this little devil calls himself "jewish", but he prays to Allah and Soros like his boss does

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Eliana said...

Something else about what Rahm Emanuel said...

It's ridiculous to be demanding that Israel take "big risks for peace" in this conflict when:

1. EVERY big risk for peace that Israel has taken has been disregarded completely when it comes to giving Israel credit for having tried to make peace. Not even one of Israel's concessions has been remembered as a concession after Israel has made it. As Carl has put it, the world pockets the concession and moves on to the next demand.

2. EVERY big risk for peace that Israel has taken has resulted in Jewish deaths and a worsening of the conflict.

3. The world is systematically denying Israel's right to self-defense even when it comes to individual Israeli soldiers saving their own lives from lynch mobs that are wielding knives, metal clubs and guns in attacks on them.

Netanyahu himself said last year that it's absurd to ask Israel to take big risks for peace while denying Israel the right to defend herself if/when the risks turn out badly. And they always DO turn out badly.

Expecting Israel to make concessions that won't ever be acknowledged as concessions and to take big risks that will only bring Israel scorn when trying to defend against the consequences of the risks-gone-wrong -- this is truly a set of demands for Israel to commit national suicide.

At 9:25 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I don't see a "moment of opportunity". Israel has its hands full this summer trying to keep Hamas from becoming stronger. Not that Emanuel Rahm and his boss can help with it.

What could go wrong indeed

At 11:12 PM, Blogger Moriah said...

Uh what was offered up at Camp David 2000? What exactly?


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