You know, it just occurred to me that Israel’s relationship with its patron America is very unhealthy, and that both sides should seek psychological help. Two sessions a week, no judgmental talk, in six months the whole Middle East would look better.
Instead of holding up signs against this or that outside the White House, let’s all just pull up a huge banner: “Go see a shrink!”
Psaki added that John R. Allen, the former top American commander in Afghanistan, has developed proposals for securing Judea and Samaria (she used the WB words, obviously) once peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians is negotiated.
Is that like inviting the Captain of the Titanic to help you ride your boat? What’s the matter, General Custer too busy?
“To question his motives and distort his proposals is not something we would expect from the defense minister of a close ally,” she said.
That already sounds like a note to Moshe’s parents. “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Yaalon, your son Moshe is a very gifted boy, which is why it pains me so much to suspend him from school for three days.”
See a shrink!
For his part, Minister Bogie apologized, in Hebrew and in English (dealing with Americans you expect them not to be versed with any language other than English, if that).
After a closed meeting with Bibi—in which it’s not known if any scolding went on, or just an embarrassed few minutes of silence, or maybe they watched a ball game—Bogie said: “I did not mean to hurt [Kerry’s] feelings, and I apologize if he was offended by the Comments attributed to me.”
He also said (I’m paraphrasing) that Israel really appreciates Kerry’s indefatigable efforts to advance the peace negotiations.
Wait a minute, isn’t indefatigable just another way of saying obsessive and riddled with a messianic complex and a greedy desire for the Nobel Peace Prize?