John Kerry is no fool, and he is far from ignorant about either the Israel-Palestine conflict or the domestic politics surrounding it. So who is he trying to kid with this all out blitz of Israel-Palestine diplomacy? I examine it at LobeLog.
Posts Tagged ‘Salam Fayyad’
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.
Posted in United States, tagged Barack Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu, Daniel Levy, Iran, Joel Beinin, Jordan, King Abdullah II, Mahmoud Abbas, Mark Perry, Salam Fayyad, Shimon Peres, Syria, Two-state solution on March 19, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Palestine, tagged apartheid, Benjamin Netanyahu, Fatah, Hamas, Israel, Mahmoud Abbas, Marwan Barghouti, Mohammed Dahlan, Nelson Mandela, Palestine, PLO, Ramallah, Salam Fayyad, South Africa on April 25, 2012| Leave a Comment »
In this week’s column at Souciant, I take on that tired refrain about the “lack of a Palestinian Mandela” and use it to explore the real problem of poor Palestinian leadership. This was in evidence just recently in a spat between Salam Fayyad and Mahmoud Abbas. That weak leadership has been supported in many ways by the US and Israel, to the detriment of all of us. Incompetents and quislings may be the preferred leaders in Jerusalem and Washington, but that preference rises only out of shortsightedness. We are not going to see a resolution of this conflict if there is no room for strong, independent and sensible Palestinian leadership….