Israel says No. We will keep both, thank you very much.
the Israeli Prime Minister lectured Obama he needs to be "aware of the
reality on the ground" he wanted the American president to see "it"
through Netanyahu's goggles. He has succeeded. Our president's double
talk about 1967 borders could not get more confusing.
is Mr. Obama helping peace when he injects massive ambiguity, with his
statement "1967 should be the basis with mutually agreed land swaps"? The
land-swap deal gives Israel ownership of homes and property stolen from
1948 expelled Palestinians "whose right of return" according to the
president's proposal, Israel will swap, with land that it stole when it
invaded the Jordanian West Bank in 1967.
In response, for once, Netanyahu
spoke truthfully saying, "Palestinians will never be allowed to return;
it will never happen." He will keep both, thank you very much -- the Nakba
properties and the occupied territories -- which in Netanyahu's head, will
make Israel inherently safe and infinitely defensible.
Sunday the president went back to the original place of worship, AIPAC,
to speak to pro-occupation Israelis, neocons and members of the U.S. Congress. He repeated
the "mutually agreed upon" swaps with additional explanations, knowing
full well even that "will never happen."
Carrying his impartiality and honest brokership across the Atlantic this week, Mr. Obama is working hard in Europe, for Israel, trying to convince leaders there to vote against Palestinian statehood in September.
This world will really be in trouble if the U.S president becomes any more impartial.
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