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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

J Street finds a new whipping boy

My newest blog post is up at Newsreal's Right to Exist section.
President Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross, was the featured speaker at J Street’s conference on Monday, and the organization hasn’t stopped complaining about him since. Ross, seeking to avoid controversy, spent only five minutes of his 30-minute speech on Israel.
Dennis Ross spoke at the J Street conference for 30 minutes this morning, and he spent most of that time trying to avoid any mention of Israel (a smart move). The first 20 minutes of his speech were about Egypt and the recent uprisings in the Middle East; the last five minutes of his speech were devoted to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. And somewhere in between, he managed to squeeze in a few prosaic words about Israel.
But it was Ross’ words about Israel that had everyone talking afterward. That happened because the hardest shot he took against Israel was to call the status quo “unsustainable.”
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At 9:12 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The status quo is quite sustainable.

I don't see Dennis Ross offering any realistic alternative, do you?

We are not going to have peace in the Middle East in our lifetime no matter how much the so called "peace processors" but their heads against the wall to bring about the impossible.


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