by Ted Rudow III,MA
Saturday Jul 11th, 2009
It could not be any clearer that Prime Minister Netanyahu and his cabinet intend to fight President Obama's settlement policy.
Netanyahu, in an effort to detract from the conversation, even went so far as to say: "I think that the more we spend time arguing about this, the more we waste time instead of moving towards peace." In his talks with Secretary of State Clinton, Israeli Foreign Minister Lieberman said bluntly: "We cannot accept this vision absolutely, completely freezing these settlements."
President Bush was the first to publicly suggest that some settlements might have to remain in place. It remains to
be seen if the Obama administration will stand firm on its repeated insistence that a complete freeze on all settlement construction, in accordance with the 2003 Road Map agreement to which Israel is a signatory.
What's the use in talking about dividing the land between the Palestinians and the Israeli if Israeli the are continued to build. That's what their whole idea is. They're all mobilised against the Palestinians. U.S. policy regarding settlements has been consistently opposed to their existence and their expansion, but no U.S. administration has gone beyond rhetorical condemnation. The rest of the World is going to be infuriated, too. The U.S. is being totally repressive, oppressive, biased, unfair, aggressive, everything.--All the bad words you can think of in preventing the poor little Palestinians from having their own state.
Ted Rudow III,MA