April 24, 2010

Quotes of the Day

"Frankly, we will not accept the state with temporary borders, because it is being offered these days."

"Since you, Mr. President and you, the members of the American administration, believe in this, it is your duty to call for the steps in order to reach the solution and impose the solution — impose it. But don't tell me it's a vital national strategic American interest ... and then not do anything."

- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, rejecting the latest US-Israeli backroom deal

"So there's a lot of ideas that have been floated around, but at the end of the day it's only the Israelis and Palestinians who can make decisions for themselves."

- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, "brushing aside the notion"

This is an outrageous lie, though normal Clinton behavior. The whole plan was for Washington to back Netanyahu’s offer and turn the Palestinians into rejectionists. More shoddy deception from the White House and Israel.


  1. Here is an idea.
    Lets talk about and negotiate the borders of Israel.
    I think this would be a better starting point.

  2. I'd start with switching from US mediation to an international body to broker a resolution to the conflict. Of course Israel would object, saying America "understands" the parties better, which is a huge problem. No equitable two-state solution can be created when the US naturally tilts towards Israel. It makes no sense and they know it - and will fight as hard as they can to keep it that way.

    Obama isn't very good at change but he excels at maintaining the status quo while giving the appearance of change. What the White House is hocking the US media and public still seem to be buying. For now.

  3. Exactly:
    As long as the U.S. is the main negotiator the status quo will prevail. this is what Israel is counting on.
    Every day, every inch that Israel gains is a win win situation for them.
    Look at congress passing the sanctions on Iran. These are orders straight out of AIPAC. The rhetoric by that Spineless Reid just earned him another check.