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American Farce: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Does anyone notice that the Palestinians keep demanding more preconditions, Israeli concessions but never come to the table?
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Originally published at Rubin Reports.

Let’s consider what has just happened. A farce.

What is shocking is the lack of outrage by mainstream journalists and foreign policy opinion-makers. This has required the slanderous consignment of normal and proper and competent foreign policy practices–as would have been demanded and done at any time in U.S. history–to silly partisanship that isn’t even worth discussing.

The United States of America officially announced the resumption of negotiations when they are nowhere near arranged. The mass media breathlessly followed each claim and got it WRONG.

No one seems to have noticed. No one pointed out why there will NOT be serious talks. No one pointed out that the Palestinians have refused to negotiate for 13 years.

No one pointed out the PA cannot negotiate peace because it cannot commit the Gaza Strip to anything.

Nobody pointed out in the establishment that the United States is supposed to be on Israel’s side or why the settlements are NOT the problem for peace.

Has this happened before? Yes, in late 2010 when President Obama announced at the UN that the talks would soon restart at Camp David. Prime Minister Netanyahu agreed; the Palestinians refused. Is there a pattern here?

Does anyone notice that the Palestinians keep demanding more preconditions, Israeli concessions but never come to the table?

Why, if Palestinians are so eager and desperate to get a state do they not try to get one? Has anyone considered the non-logic of that claim?

Why should Israel have to again make a concession of freeing Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israeli civilians to get peace talks? Especially when the Palestinian Authority–and even those previously released–have returned to murder!

Why did the U.S. promise to Israel that it would support the 1947 ceasefire lines PLUS settlement blocks as its new borders, even get mentioned in the coverage? The U.S. made a conflicting promise of the precise 1947 ceasefire lines to the Palestinians. This was a huge breaking of a promise to Israel on which Israeli concessions that were made at the risk of lives had been based!

Why, then, should any future U.S. guarantee to Israel be believed?

These are only some of the questions that should be raised. This public debate is being conducted on a false, sloppy, inaccurate basis in which the main news media and the U.S. government can’t even get their faces straight and remember what happened a few years ago.

About the Author: Professor Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. See the GLORIA/MERIA site at www.gloria-center.org.


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10 Responses to “American Farce: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process”

  1. Bear Klein says:

    Every time peace talks do start the Pals start up more terror to kill Jews. Oslo accords resulted in 1500 dead plus 1000s more wounded. To release terrorists for the honor of speaking Abu Mazen so he can demand Israel leave its towns in Judah and Samaria and evacuate Jerusalem is ridiculous.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The PA should go out from the West Bank and Gaza to Jordan or any place, this farse has to end now.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sorry farce

  4. Jeff Ludwig says:

    This is the kind of article I like to read. It clearly points out numerous contradictions. Not too many words. Just points every thinking person should realize!

  5. Jennifer Badani says:

    Gee, are the Americans including their Native Indians along with their peace talk.

  6. Our PR stinks. Articles like this should be printed in more prominent newspapers.

  7. the farce is the american president.

  8. Cindy Napolitano says:

    The Obamanation continues…3 more years of this madman.

  9. Nick Braña says:

    Yeah! Let’s drop the US! Let’s see what happens when we don’t have the world’s only super power on the UN Security Council vetoing otherwise largely unanimous recognition and assistance to Palestine! Let’s see what happens when we don’t have the globe’s imperialist super power overthrowing populist Mideast governments and sending billions in aid and weapons to despots to buy unpopular peace agreements with Israel! Let’s see what happens when we don’t have the US canceling Mideast nuclear-free-zone conferences because we’re afraid that the rest of the region is going to correctly point out that we are the biggest barrier to Mideast denuclearization. Damn Yankees so biased against us! Who needs 'em!

  10. Nick Braña says:

    Is this whiney diatribe what passes for serious journalism to you? "Nobody pointed out in the establishment that the United States is supposed to be on Israel’s side." It is both laughably ridiculous and false.

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