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Palestine: Obama betrayal demands Abbas boycott : Comments

By David Singer, published 14/5/2014

Abbas has confounded world leaders by rushing into the welcoming arms of the terrorist organisation Hamas leaving his personal credibility and reputation indelibly and irreparably stained.

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Well one needs to appreciate America's eternal tolerance of Israel's ungratefulness.

In term of the CIA's frustrations the problem is the following:

A senior Israeli intelligence official is meeting us at Langley tomorrow to complain about reports in the media that Israel is aggressively spying on American targets. Your government appears to resent claims from Newsweek last week that your agents were a little too active in the US. Low level is expected-ho-hum but if Newsweek knows thats too much.

I mean if Israel can't even pass the CIA test of creative integrity what hope is there for your precious Jonathan Jay Pollard's get out of jail early card? Time to rip it up.


John O. Brennan, Director
Posted by plantagenet, Wednesday, 14 May 2014 8:33:28 PM
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David Singer: same old broken record song, (endless Chinese water torture) and sung by someone patently tone deaf?
If the wind gets up and blows up a blinding sand storm, then that's surely America's fault! Or President Obama's? (More betrayal!)
If it rains when your car breaks down and you have no brolly, ditto!
If your car blows a Tyre, and finishes up wearing a power pole! Ditto, President Obama's fault yet again!
It is time protagonists on both sides, to just stop with the buck passing and blame shifting; and GENUINELY seek a lasting solution!
Rather than endlessly seeking to scapegoat someone else; because none of the so-called leaders, are just not man enough, to just get on with it!
Don't just stand there pointing the eternal accusing finger, do something! And I don't mean building settlements on someone else's land!
Whatever it takes, and even if it is not flamin perfect!
Give peace a chance; or bury it permanently!
Standing on both sides of the fence can eventually become very painful, particularly if it's an electric fence and someone flicks the switch!
Enough with the excuse making already!
Posted by Rhrosty, Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:11:05 AM
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The Americans said they had intended to begin the nine-month negotiating period with an Israeli announcement of a settlement freeze. But this proved impossible, an American official was quoted saying, “because of the current makeup of the Israeli government, so we gave up… We didn’t realize [that] continuing construction allowed ministers in [Netanyahu's] government to very effectively sabotage the success of the talks. There are a lot of reasons for the peace effort’s failure, but people in Israel shouldn’t ignore the bitter truth: the primary sabotage came from the settlements. The Palestinians don’t believe that Israel really intends to let them found a state when, at the same time, it is building settlements on the territory meant for that state. We’re talking about the announcement of 14,000 housing units, no less. Only now, after talks blew up, did we learn that this is also about expropriating land on a large scale. That does not reconcile with the agreement.

“At this point, it’s very hard to see how the negotiations could be renewed, let alone lead to an agreement,” the Americans continued. “Towards the end, Abbas demanded a three-month freeze on settlement construction. His working assumption was that if an accord is reached, Israel could build along the new border as it pleases. But the Israelis said no.”

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Posted by SteeleRedux, Saturday, 17 May 2014 12:41:00 PM
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My broken record indeed has kept playing for 20 years but no one was listening - otherwise a lot of suffering and trauma by both Arabs and Jews would have been avoided.

The legacy of not listening has also resulted in political judgments and reputations being irreparably trashed - not to mention the editorial columns of newspapers and the political opinions of their highly paid columnists and the "expert" think tanks and other academic "experts" and commentators who could not see the wood for the trees

You lot were not much better urging OLO to silence me. Thank you Graham for allowing me the opportunity to express my opinion in your columns for the last seven years.

Remember the hype surrounding the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Arafat, Rabin and Peres and lately to Obama? What a joke

I agree that it is time to GENUINELY seek a solution - one that I have been suggesting since 1979 - direct negotiations between Jordan, Israel and possibly Egypt to resolve the sovereignty of Gaza and the West Bank which has remained unallocated between Jews and Arabs since Great Britain wthdrew on 14 May 1948.

How much longer will this broken record keep running before people like you start listening to it?

#To SteeleRedux

There were no Jews living in the West Bank between 1948-1967 but there was no peace.

A ten month moratorium on Jews living in the West Bank in 2009/2010 brought no peace.

No Jews have lived in Gaza since 2005 but there has been no peace.

Jews building houses in the West Bank in accordance with the rights legally conferred on them under article 6 of the Mandate for Palestine is not the problem

The problem is that the PLO and Hamas want no Jews living in their Gaza and West Bank State - period - that they have rejected the Mandate as being null and void.

This apartheid and racist attitude must end if peace is ever to be attained by Israel with these two Jew hating entities.
Posted by david singer, Monday, 19 May 2014 9:55:56 AM
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