February 20, 2011

Obama Hates Israel Oh Wait No He Doesn't

News Item: U.S. vetoes U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements. Jeffrey Goldberg has three points, all of which I agree with:

1) All of you who tell me, when I'm giving speeches or speaking on panels, that President Obama is an enemy of Israel, could you please stop your nonsense for a while? Thank you.

2) It would be very nice if Prime Minister Netanyahu would reciprocate this enormous show of good will and confidence, by, oh, stopping settlement growth.

3) Why couldn't the U.S. convince the Palestinians to withdraw this resolution in the first place? Don't we fund the Palestinian Authority government? This resolution, while emotionally satisfying to Palestinians, achieved nothing, except annoying the two countries -- Israel and the U.S. -- that the Palestinians most need to bring about the creation of a state.

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 20, 2011 09:10 PM

Yes, and while we're asking Mr. Netanyahu to stop Jews from living in Efrat, Ariel, and Hebron, let's ask Mr. Abbas to stop Arabs from having families and building homes in Haifa, Jaffa, and Jerusalem. You know, until everything gets sorted out.

Posted by: jabbett at February 21, 2011 11:03 AM
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