-- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's most extremist leader ever, a man who scorns peace and despises everything not Jewish - a despot, not a democratic peacemaker, determined to avoid it; a man who also publicly called attacking Iran his top priority; in other words, a man who feigns peace but plans war, saying in a statement that reaching a deal will be tough but possible, and that he's approaching the talks "with a genuine desire to reach a peace agreement between the two peoples that will protect Israel's national security interests, foremost of which is security." He said nothing about equity because he won't tolerate it nor will Washington.
-- Mahmoud Abbas, a usurper, not head of state, who (with Israel and Washington) deposed Palestine's democratic government and took over; a delegitimized coup d'etat leader whose presidential term expired on January 9, 2009, but hasn't called new elections; a man serving Israel's interests, not his people's.
-- Barack Obama, holding one-on-one talks with each leader separately on September 1, a man James Petras called "the Greatest Con-Man in Recent History," and "America's first Jewish President, (reflecting his) one-sided and longstanding commitment to the State of Israel and loyalty to" US Zionist power. Under him, like George Bush, Israel generally gets what it wants, Palestinians given quickly broken promises.
-- Hillary Clinton will host the first September 2 session, a woman derisive of peace; a war goddess who told ABC's Good Morning America on April 20, 2008 that:
"I want the Iranians to know that if I'm president, we will attack Iran. In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them," promising the equivalent of 12 holocausts against Iran's 70 million people.
Hamas leader and Palestine's elected Prime Minister Ismail Haniyah is absent, as he was in November 2007, the first time in memory that a legitimate peace partner was excluded from talks. Again now, and that's the problem. How can one side negotiate in good faith without a willing partner, Haniyah criticizing the new talks, saying "nothing has been achieved" to warrant them. His top priority is national reconciliation for all Palestinians before negotiations with Israel, knowing their history of futility.
Other day one attendees include:
-- Tony Blair, a reinvented war criminal, now the Quartet's special Middle East peacemaker representative, faking it like he did as prime minister; and