Thursday, November 29, 2007

Look who is "anti-Israel"?

Who said the following:
"If the day comes when the two-state solution collapses, and [Israel] face[s] a South African-style struggle for equal voting rights (also for the Palestinians in the territories), then, as soon as that happens, the State of Israel is finished.
The Jewish organizations, which were [Israel's] power base in America, will be the first to come out against [Israel], because they will say they cannot support a state that does not support democracy and equal voting rights for all its residents."
Jimmy Carter?
John Mearsheimer?
Tony Judt?
Some "left-wing" Israeli?











Check-out who told Israel's Haaretz that Two states or Israel is done.
And apropo checkout my “Two Peoples, Two States": The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has only one solution.
Unfortunately, it's getting close to midnight and I don't see that happening any time soon. More about the Annapolis meeting in my next post. Bottom Line: Photo-op. Instead take the road to Damascus. And according to the IHT that could happen. And this is from Thursday's Washington Post:
Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Israeli defense establishment are more enthusiastic about reviving talks with Syria, U.S. officials and former envoys said. Barak "sees the strategic advantage vis-a-vis Iran and dealing with a government that can deliver, in contrast to the Palestinian Authority, which can't," said Martin S. Indyk, a former ambassador to Israel who now heads the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy.Olmert has exchanged messages with the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad over the past three months, including before and after the Sept. 6 Israeli airstrike on what experts say was a site of a nuclear program, Israeli and U.S. officials said.
The Syrian-Israeli track may be easier to solve than the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, analysts said, because it is limited to one issue: the Golan Heights. The last peace effort, conducted by the Clinton administration in 2000, came within 50 meters of settling control of the territory. "The delicious irony is that a process designed to launch the Palestinian-Israeli track is likely to launch talks between Syria and Israel, and if you had to judge which process would have more chance of success, it'd be the Syrian track," Indyk said.
Mmm...I hope with Olmert turning into an "anti-Israel," Barak is not becoming an "anti-American." In any case, it's worth reading my policy analysis calling for diplomatic engagement with Syria.

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