John Kerry’s charade in Israel and Palestine is growing exceedingly tiresome. As I explain in Lobelog today, Israelis are laughing at him, other US diplomats are sneering and Palestinians, as usual, are just frustrated.
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Posted in Israel, Palestine, United States, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, diplomacy, European Union, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, Iran, Iran nuclear, Israel, Israel Lobby, Israeli Settlements, James Baker, John Kerry, Palestine, settlement freeze, Syria, Tzipi Livni, Yitzhak Shamir on May 22, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Public opinion on foreign policy matters is a fickle thing, considering how ill-informed of world news people are in the isolated and exceptionalist United States. Unfortunately, the politics of ignorance still plays much too big a role in US foreign policy decision-making. That’s why it is such a relief to see poll results like this one, from a HuffPo/You.gov poll: (more…)
Posted in United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Abbas, ARab League, Barack Obama, Henry Siegman, Israel - Palestine, Israel Lobby, Israeli Settlements, John Kerry, Middle East Institute, Mondoweiss, Netanyahu, Palestine, Qatar, Two-state solution, United States, Zionism on April 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in United States, tagged AIPAC, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Chuck Hagel, foreign policy, Gaza, Israel, Israel Lobby, John Kerry, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Salam Fayyad, Turkey on April 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in United States, US-Israel Lobby, tagged Al-Monitor, Anwar Sadat, ARab League, Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Bill Clinton, Egypt, France, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Gulf War, H. Ross Perot, Hamas, Hezbollah, Israel, Israel Lobby, Jimmy Carter, John Kerry, Laura Roazen, Mahmoud Abbas, McDonalds, Menachem Begin, Occupied Territories, Palestine, Resolution 242, Salam Fayyad, United States, Yitzhak Shamir on April 19, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Israel is acting like any small, but relatively powerful country would act when it feels afraid and has blanket and unqualified protection for any of its acts from the world’s only superpower. It is the United States that is acting abnormally and entrenching this vexing conflict. I elaborate at Souciant today.