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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 07:31 PM

 

Israel Is Taking Out Its Wraths On Palestinians

On the surface, it is hard to see any direct link between the recently concluded deal by Iran and the P5+1 group and the Palstinian-Israeli peace talks. If, as the world community believes, this deal makes the world safer, then it should speed up, rather than slowdown, the resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

But the reality is different.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made the Iran issue such a big part of his foreign policy rhetoric that losing it will potentially be felt on other fronts.

The effect of the Iran deal on the peace process is bound to be more psychological than any other. The Israelis claim that they were backstabbed by their American allies and therefore the trust factor between Tel Aviv and Washington is at an all-time low. Israeli leaders did not try to publicly water down their anger at the White House who they say has approved a "historic mistake".

The irony is that the Israeli anger with the US should normally lead to an equal reaction from America, which would potentially make Israel lose its strongest ally in the region.
A neutral US vis--vis the Israel-Palestine conflict would be a huge bonanza for Palestinians.

However, the problem is that when Israel gets angry with the US, America starts looking for ways to please its spoiled child rather than simply ignore it. Israel will clearly not pay a political price for its public criticism of the US, nor will the Americans lessen their total, unflinching support for Israel.

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Purveyor Dec 2013 OP
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2013 #1
oberliner Dec 2013 #2
azurnoir Dec 2013 #3
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2013 #4
King_David Dec 2013 #5
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2013 #6

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 08:44 PM

1. I certainly hope that the USA doesn't back down if Israel decides to double down on stupid.

 


It would be better for everybody if the USA took Israel into a corner read them the riot act.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 09:09 PM

2. Taking out its wraths?

 

I've never heard that expression before.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2013, 11:35 PM

3. Interesting I wondered if Israel would try to

equalize it's Iran 'losses' at the expense of the Palestinians

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 02:12 AM

4. It could try that at the expense of Israel, but they just keep on doing dumb things

 


so who can say?

On a side note, have you noticed a certain court jester that has been posting anything Pro-Israel especially when it has nothing to do with the I/P conflict?

I guess if you can't hijack a thread then you can try and load the group with bunk articles in hopes of driving down the other posts. I'm not really sure how many misplaced feel-good stories on Israel are supposed to be allowed here, but there does seem to be a slant in their favor.

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 08:37 AM

5. LOL

Maybe it's apartheid or genocide or some other gawd awful thing the Jewish State and it's people worldwide are hasbarah or some other ridiculously bad word...





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Response to King_David (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2013, 01:52 PM

6. Oh surely you jest.

 

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