Israel thumbs its nose at the Obama administration

The Obama administration, without making any demands on the Palestinians who haven’t abided by any parts of the Road Map, insisted that Israel freeze all settlement activity, including such little things as bathroom additions and new floors on houses.  The Israeli administration just thumbed its nose at the US:

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the building of 455 housing units in the West Bank, defying U.S. demands for a freeze on settlement construction.

Israel is saying very clearly, to an administration very hostile to its interests:  “We belong here, and we will act appropriately.  We will not allow you to turn ever more parts of our nation, ours by right of ancient history, purchase, world treaties and war, into Judenrein territory.”

Apparently The One lacks the magic touch when it comes to the Middle East.

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10 Responses

  1. It looks like Israel will go it alone with Iran…..

  2. I don’t blame Israel the least bit…

  3. Я винить Израиль.

    Has added your blog in bookmarks.

  4. I read and feel at home. Thanks

  5. It’s gonna be a sad day if we do not do something now to help Israel!!!

  6. Abbas it seems ready for the peace even if some conditions will be not very comfortable for palestinian side. i am not sure that constraction will be freezed, but i also afraid that this peace is not for a long time…

  7. I would like more information on what is going on there. Would you please provide more information or the name of a good website where I can obtain more information? Thank you.

    As far as I can tell, Hillary Clinton isn’t serving any useful purpose in those so called peace talks. Am I wrong?

    (In fact, as far as I can tell, Hillary has never served any useful purpose, period.)

  8. Never mind. I just noticed that other posts are a year old.

  9. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this issue, so thanks for blogging.

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