Israel – or You Don’t Pee in My Pool and I Won’t Sh*t in Your Sandbox -II

·Ok, I know it isn’t a nice visual, it isn’t meant to be.  This middle east peace process has been going on for decades.  One has to wonder if nobody has informed Israel?

Israel – or You Don’t Pee in My Pool and I Won’t Sh*t in Your Sandbox

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Early this month V.P. Joe Biden was in Israel trying to jump start the peace process, and what should Israel announce while Biden is there?  A plan to expand another 1,600 homes in occupied East Jerusalem.  Diplomatic faux paux or a deliberate snub at the US?  I find it hard to believe that was just bad timing.    Benjamin Netanyahu is not a man likely to be uninformed about what announcements are coming out regarding the hot topic of settlement issues.

I have to give the Obama administration credit, they took Israel to task, unlike the previous Bush administration who gave Israel carte blanche.    Hillary Clinton had a tense phone call with Netanyahu in which aides say she demanded a reversal of the decision on the East Jerusalem settlements and additional gestures by Israel to the Palestinians to demonstrate its seriousness about negotiations.

In his first public remarks on what Israeli commentators called his most serious crisis with Washington since taking office a year ago, he gave no sign he would meet Palestinian demands to cancel a project for 1,600 new settler homes.

“I suggest not to get carried away and to calm down,” Netanyahu told his cabinet, after a reprimand by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and written statements issued by the prime minister’s office that failed to calm the dispute.

“There was a regrettable incident here, that occurred innocently,” Netanyahu said, referring to an announcement by a government ministry during a visit last week by Vice President Joe Biden, of planned construction in an area of the West Bank that Israel has annexed to Jerusalem.

The timing of the disclosure, after Palestinians agreed to indirect peace talks, embarrassed Biden and raised questions over whether Israel’s settlement policy could harm U.S.-Israeli security cooperation on the question of Iran.

“It was hurtful and certainly it should not have happened,” Netanyahu said of the announcement by the Interior Ministry, controlled by the religious Shas party, a member of a governing coalition dominated by pro-settler parties, including his own.

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Source: Political Monkey 2010’s Blog
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  1. Dr., you aren’t quite as radical as I am. I call a spade a spade without mercy. Look at this from an historical perspective and replace the word “Israel” with ANY Muslim country. See? It’s behavior wouldn’t be tolerated and we would have bombed it into the stone age long ago.

    Israel is histories greatest violator of UN sanctions. It’s not a member of the IAEI and worse, they killed 34 Americans in the 1970s during the USS Liberty attack, a purposeful attack denied, to draw us into war, which didn’t work.

    So 25 years later these same miserable excuses for humans have murdered almost 3,000 Americans in 2001 and then since then are directly responsible for the death of another 5,000 Americans, the serious injury of another 300,000 Americans, the death of 1.2 million Iraqi’s by war, another 1.5 million Iraqi’s by sanction and perhaps 100s of 1000s of Muslims in other countries but surely 100+ directly murdered in covert operations.

    You are too kind. I love you, but you are a diplomat and I am a street fighter. To hell with them. We should bomb the country and look for global peace afterwards because we won’t have that as long as they are players in this great game.

  2. @ Jeff…Israel has every right to exist .They have been repatriated at their mother land .Now she is doing every legal and illegal things just to ensure her existance.Their well wishers are also paying the cost and the world peace have been always on stake . It is due to one reason or the other Govt.of different countries including India have been hesitant to openly speak the truth .It is due to hazy picture of the support of world community the issue became more complicated and became a couse of distruction and loss of life in the entire region .Now ,it is not only you but the entire world can not afford the issue and has to be solved once for ever… .


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