When Will Israel Learn?

The Left, be it in Europe or the US, ain’t your friend

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, today demonstrated a new-found steeliness towards Israel by making it clear she was expecting it to back down in the row between the two countries and offer concessions needed for a resumption of Middle East peace talks.

…The rift began last week when the US vice-president, Joe Biden, visited Israel in the hope of getting Israeli-Palestinian peace talks under way. But Israel scuppered the talks with an announcement that it planned to build 1,600 new Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, which the Palestinians hope will one day be their capital. Hours before Clinton spoke Washington demonstrated its anger with the Israeli leader by abruptly cancelling a visit to Israel planned fortoday by the US special envoy to the Middle East, George Mitchell. Clinton has privately set out various demands for Israel, including the cancellation or freeze of planned Jewish homes in East Jerusalem, a promise to engage in talks with the Palestinians on matters of substance, and confidence-building measures such as the withdrawal of Israeli forces from parts of the West Bank and release of Palestinian prisoners.

They never have been nor will they be a friend of Israel; they always take the side of the Palestinians.

6 Responses to “When Will Israel Learn?”

  1. Skyler says:

    Don’t forget that Israel has often not been our friend, either. They spy on us, attack our helicopters, sank one of our ships, threaten us with tanks . . .

    Not always the best of friends at all. There really is only one reason to support them ever, and that’s only because their enemies are out enemies.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Israel has always put Israel #1. I agree they have at times not been the best of friends, but at the very least they’re refreshingly honest.

  3. Skyler says:

    Honest? Yeah, the USSR was honest when they told us their intent was to bury us, too! 🙂

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    No no, you miss understand me. I mean that they are honest when they say “we will do ‘x’ if you do ‘y’, we will not let Iraq build nuke plants, etc.” then they go out and bomb the bastards or assassinate some terrorist scum. They don’t engage in rhetorical political nuance.

  5. nightfly says:

    And it must be said… we have proved to be a naive, blundering, well-meaning, frustrating, lovably dim friend at times.

  6. Michael Lonie says:

    We have been a false and undependable friend at times. Ask the South Vietnamese.

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