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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

An 'analysis' by Americans for Peace Now of the Jerusalem building permit announcement includes this (Hat Tip: Laura Rozen).
4. It appears that the Prime Minister has a special weakness for Vice President Biden - or at least for embarrassing the man. Their last very public interaction in March 2009 was marked by the government of Israel's promotion of a new settlement plan for Ramat Shlomo, leading to a diplomatic debacle. This weekend, Prime Minister Netanyahu met Vice President Biden in New Orleans on the margins of the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly -- after which Biden delivered a speech pledging America's unconditional support for Israel and saying that there should be "no daylight" between the US and Israel when it comes to security. It was a speech that - given Israel's failure to play ball with the Obama Administration over settlements and the peace process - Netanyahu could rightfully cast as a huge diplomatic victory. And he has rewarded this victory - and Vice President Biden for his staunch support of Israel - by publicly humiliating the Vice President once again and sticking a finger in they eye of the Obama Administration.
Actually, it wasn't Biden who made such a big deal over the incident last March. That incident was blown over in no time until President Arrogant decided to make a bigger deal out of it.

By the way, what ever happened to the idea of a loyal opposition? Even Livni hasn't said anything like this (and I'd bet she won't either).

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At 11:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friends, indeed. This is going nowheres.

President Prissy accepts a hole lot of fingers in the eyes as a matter of course and manages to maintain his equanimity--ahhh, but Jews building apartments in Jerusalem.

A shanda.

Bibi ought to designate FM Lieberman as Israel's rep for the "peace process" and deputize a squad of yellow-flag chevra from Kfar Chabad as backup. Why should Bibi play the friar?

At 5:52 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

What has Israel done wrong?

If Israel needs permission from the US to build in Jerusalem, then its time for the Jews to start swimming.

For the Jews won't be allowed to do anything else in their own country without the world sneezing at it.

What could go wrong indeed

At 7:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With friends like this, who needs enemies?

Let me put it more explicitly for you:

With Jews like this, who needs Arabs?


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