It is unclear to me just how much I should emphasize this, but the latest round of “peace processing” is playing out as predicted. Here it is again:
1) The US and the EU demand negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
2) The parties agree to talk and then the PA, the US, and the EU demand various concessions from Israel for the great privilege sitting down with the PA’s foremost undertaker.
3) Israel fails to meet all the concessions, thus causing the PA to flee negotiations, which they never had any intention of concluding to begin with.
4) The PA and the EU and the Obama administration place the blame for failure at Jewish feet
5) The EU and various European countries announce additional sanctions, thereby essentially joining the anti-Semitic anti-Zionist BDS movement.
6) Arabs seek to murder Jews.
Let’s just keep this process in mind going forward.
The tidbit below was written by Elior Levy and published by Y-Net:
Amid rumors of the collapse of peace talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced the US would give an additional $75 million in aid to create Palestinian jobs and help the PA improve roads, schools and other infrastructure. US officials said the aid is designed to boost Palestinian public support for faltering peace talks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday accused the Palestinians of creating “artificial crises” in nascent peace talks and called on Washington to get the negotiations back on track…
The Palestinians threatened Tuesday night to bolt the talks, after a stormy meeting between negotiators from both sides in Jerusalem, with a Palestinian official telling AFP the negotiations had “broken down.”
We are clearly somewhere around stage number 3, wherein the Arabs stomp out of negotiations. But what really slays me is that the Obama government intends to reward Mahmoud Abbas to the tune of $75 million for negotiating in bad faith. I wonder how much of that American cash will find itself into his well-stuffed mattress
Israel currently receives around 3 billion dollars per year in military aid from the United States government and I do not think that it is worth it. Israel should graciously refuse any further assistance because it compromises her integrity. Nonetheless, I am flabbergasted that Palestinian-Arab intransigence is actually rewarded by the Obama administration.
I think that if Mahmoud Abbas had actually jumped onto the table, walked over to Tzipi Livni and urinated on her fashionably-cut suit while tap-dancing and singing “God Bless America,” then Obama would have given him $150 million in US tax-payer dollars.
From the comments:
It is lucky that America has so much extra money that Obama can pay Abbas $75 million so he’d agree to meet Kerry. Imagine how embarrasing it would be if Obama did not pay and Abbas refused to waste his time?
Well, at least someone is getting something out of this deal. Of course that someone happens to be in the 9th year of a 4 year elected term and is, therefore, a dictator and yet he is still awarded the dignified title of “President” by the western media. This is someone who promotes genocidal anti-Semitism via PA TV and is an enemy of the United States, so, naturally, the Obama administration would fork over our money to him.
If we have learned one thing over the recent years it is that the Obama administration punishes friends and rewards enemies. Just why he does so is anyone’s guess, but that he does so is without question.
2. Obama = ISRAELS ENEMY NO.1
Chris Rettenmoser, Bayerisch Gmain Germ
Well, that’s just silly. Obama is emphatically NOT Israel’s number one enemy. Political Islam is the number one enemy of the Jewish people and thereby Israel’s number one enemy, as well. At best the Obama administration is third or fourth on the list, falling somewhere between Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.
4. Another $75 million for the extortionists?
Let me see if I can understand this insanity. Abbas secures the release of dozens of convicted and imprisoned murderous terrorists in exchange for (temporarily) showing up at the “peace talks.” He continues his bluster and threats and incitement, including a celebratory welcome home for the released murderers, while expressly threatening a third intifada if he walks away from the table. He then walks away from the table, and this clueless Administration awards his outrageous behavior and extortion with another $75 million. That’s just NUTZ!!!
Rob Gard, USA (11.06.13)
Rob is a good man who clearly sees obvious truths and is willing to articulate them.
Why is that so rare?!
Michael Lumish is the editor of Israel Thrives.