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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Susan Rice talks to the walls

Maybe they're just trying to keep her away from the Benghazi hearings in Congress. Whether or not that's the reason, Susan Rice showed up in Israel today to try to persuade the Prime Minister that only a 'two-state solution' can bring 'peace' with the 'Palestinians.'
US National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that the US remains convinced that lasting peace with the Palestinians can only be achieved through talks that lead to two states living side by side in peace and security. 
Rice was in Israel along with other top American officials to brief their chief regional ally on the progress of the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
The fourth round of talks with Iran, the US and other world powers begins next week in Vienna.
I sure hope she came to discuss Iran, because right now, talking about the 'Palestinians' is a waste of time. Defense Minister Moshe 'Boogie' Yaalon came up with another of his classic pronouncements that there is no partner for 'peace.'
"There is no partner on the other side. That is the reality. Our soldiers are intelligent enough to understand the complex situation on the field and to know how to deal with it. There's no immediate solution. We can't delude ourselves," he stated.

Israel opposes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation, but it probably won't come to fruition anyway, he added.

"The Palestinian threat to dismantle the Palestinian Authority is an empty threat," Ya'alon told MKs.

"Palestinian political and economic interests are stronger than that," he said.
Most Israeli Jews agree with Yaalon. The monthly 'peace index' indicates that 68% of Israeli Jews want the talks frozen
The monthly Peace Index poll found that 68% of Israeli Jews believe the decision made by the security cabinet two weeks ago was appropriate, while 27% disagree with the move.
When asked about US President Barack Obama's assessment that neither Israeli nor Palestinian leaders showed the political will to make difficult decisions to sustain negotiations, only 39% of Israeli Jews said they agreed that both sides were equally responsible for the negotiations' failure. The percentage disagreeing with Obama was 56%.
Fifty-eight percent of Jewish Israeli respondents said the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement was dangerous. The same number said the unity deal would not increase legitimacy for decisions made by the Palestinian Authority.
Thirty-one percent said the unity deal was not dangerous and 34% said it would add legitimacy to the PA's decisions.
When asked to cite which of the following should be the most important goal for the government to promote today, 68% gave socioeconomic-related responses. Forty-seven percent prioritized reducing socio-economic gaps and 21% cited the creation of affordable housing solutions.
Only ten percent chose strengthening Israel’s military power, nine percent said improving Israel’s political status in the international community and nine percent reaching a peace agreement with the Palestinians.
 Another great accomplishment for the Obama administration. But has Netanyahu learned his lesson yet?

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At 4:55 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Keyword: Counties
Honestly, when these people walk into the office talking about "two states", I'd say to them that our first step is about 7 counties. When the counties operate efficiently and there are no rockets, rocks, bus bombs, etc, then we'll see.

At 4:59 AM, Blogger Sunlight said...

And don't forget the master plan schematics for the "2-states" done by Rand has a rail corridor straight across the Negev between Gaza and the WB and will surely provide a mobile rocket launching platform to wipe out, oh, say, Kiryat Gat. Ugh.

At 7:08 AM, Blogger Ashan said...

Did you see what she was wearing? A jacket with large black and white checks, just Arafart's keffiyeh. No coincidence that.


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