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Thursday, April 02, 2009


All you need to know about the U.S. position on Israel

On Thursday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called [fascist Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor] Lieberman to congratulate him on taking office. (Source)
Meanwhile, even leading Israelis are now acknowledging the obvious – that it is they who are the obstacles to peace:
Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni says that her successor's recent remarks mean that from now on, Israel will be an obstacle to the peace process.

Livni, who was the country's top negotiator in peace talks with Palestinians, said Thursday that new Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's position on the 2007 Annapolis deal "showed the world that we are not a partner [for peace]."

She said Israel was always complaining that there was no partner for peace on the Palestinian side, but Lieberman's remarks would in fact make the international community perceive Israel as the main obstacle.

Livni's remarks came a day after ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman, said that Tel Aviv was not bound by the 2007 US-backed Annapolis deal, under which Israel agreed to the creation of a Palestinian state.

"What happened yesterday is that the Israeli government announced that Israel isn't relevant, isn't a partner," Livni told Army Radio.

She said far-right parties with hawkish policies have in the past avoided peace efforts with the "pathetic excuse" that there was no partner on the other side. "From today, Israel has announced that it is not a partner," she said.
Livni speaks as if she were some kind of "partner for peace" when she was Foreign Minister. Which is some kind of sick joke. Except the Palestinians aren't laughing.

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