More on Annapolis

Israel Left in Dark on U.N. Middle East Plan
In an unusual move, America’s U.N. mission yesterday circulated a proposal to the Security Council supporting agreements reached at Annapolis between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs — before the text had been examined closely by Jerusalem, America’s closest Middle Eastern ally

Mr. Bush Hangs Back
A closer reading of Mr. Bush’s remarks this week, as well as at the joint declaration, suggests that the 43rd president is not going to throw himself heart and soul into racing the clock to achieve an Israeli-Palestinian deal before the end of his term, thirteen months from now.

Sharansky: Annapolis May Be Catastrophe For Israel
..the peace talks kicked off this week at Annapolis “has nothing to do with promoting democracy,” and he warned that Israel will be lucky if it does not end in catastrophe for the Jewish state.

‘Fatah, Hamas may join ranks’
Fatah will fight alongside Hamas if and when the IDF launches a military operation in the Gaza Strip, a senior Fatah official in Gaza City said Thursday.

Washington: There is no place yet for Syria in peace process
There is a new spirit in the Middle East, a real chance for peace. Will Syria be left on the sidelines or give up its support for terror, leave Lebanon alone, support the Iraqi government and make a decision in favor of peace?”

Saeb Erekat sharply repudiates Bush’s words at Annapolis
In an interview from Washington, senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Wednesday, Nov. 28, the US president does not negotiate in the Palestinians’ name, does not represent them and his words are not relevant to the Palestinian cause. On such issues as recognizing Israel, said the Palestinian negotiator, Bush is not competent to determine how we act. If the US president seeks an exchange of territory, he can do this with Mexico.

November 30, 2007 | 3 Comments »

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  1. No one will give the Bush Administration the ‘crowning glory’ of brining so-called peace between the Israelis and the PLO. Who is kidding whom?

    Few in the world like the administration, outside of a few poverty pimps and mindless airwave jackals. His arrogance and ignorance has rawed the nerves of the world and most in the US.

    Even if Israel and the PLO (“the West Bank Arabs”) agreed on peace, (insert sarcasm here) — they would wait until the next person in the White House. The world will give Bush nothing.A mid-east peace broker? File that under unrealistic expectations.

    He will return to his ranch and, as he said, drive back and forth to Dallas filling his pockets with cash. He missed the opportunity of being the best he could be: a small time banker in Midland, Texas.

  2. The title of the NY Sun editorial is “Mr. Bush hangs back.” This seems a ridiculous observation. To date, he seems to have been enthusiastically behind the so called peace process. In other words, his approach has been the complete opposite of “hanging back.” The author of this editorial seems to complete misread Bush’s approach.

    Not only does he fail to properly understand Bush’s approach he fails to understand that Bush has been reduced to little more than a figure head. President Bush’s political opponents control all relevant aspects of the US government. As such, he cannot do anything on his own. The best he can do is attempt to latch onto any policy that he may think has a chance of succeeding. Not only is he little more than a figure head right now he is unlikely to finish his term. In all likelyhood, he will be impeached. Frankly impeachment is warranted.

  3. Shalom Ted,

    It is difficult to accept “Israel left in Dark on U.N. Middle East Plan”.

    GOI knew the conference participants and the composition of the UN Security Council. The policy positions were known.

    Small Israel has diplomatic talent on par with the Great Powers. It is GOI that exiled its diplomats from their Foreign Service, legations and institutes.

    We must stop looking for external excuses when the problems are internal.

    Recall that Cyprus is divided to this day and Northern Ireland entered the news only as filler on slow news days.

    The problem is internal to Jewry.

    We can handle the barbarians.

    Kol tuv,

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