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Monday, March 15, 2010

Personally, I am really liking the way that Israel is starting to take real heat over its unparalleled arrogance

just check out the stories just from today alone...

item: the u.s. decides to draw a line in the sand, and about freakin' time too...

The Obama administration is demanding that Israel call off a contentious building project in east Jerusalem and make a public gesture toward the Palestinians to help defuse one of the worst U.S.-Israeli feuds in memory, officials on both sides said Monday.

item: once again, we get netanyahu's BIG BUT...
But [emphasis added] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed little sign of yielding, saying Jewish construction in east Jerusalem "in no way" hurts Palestinians. A Jerusalem city spokesman suggested Jewish building there would continue.

item: the israeli ambassador to the u.s. weighs in...
Israel's ambassador to the US [Michael Oren] has said relations between the two are at their lowest for 35 years, Israeli media say.

and, once again, israel calls the bluff...

item: netanyahu...

"No government in the past 40 years has limited construction in neighbourhoods of Jerusalem," he said.

"Building these Jewish neighbourhoods in Jerusalem does not hurt the Arabs of East Jerusalem or come at their expense."

no, it may not "hurt" them, it just insures that they will continue to be dispossessed of their homeland, their property, their culture, their identity, and everything that human beings should be able to take for granted...

item: what cockroach comes crawling out of the woodwork...? why, none other than joe lieberman...

"It was a dust-up, a misunderstanding. (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu has apologized, and the timing was unfortunate. But the second round of criticism is unproductive. I make one appeal - sometimes silence really is golden.

"Our enemies are common; let's not let a mistake grow into a divisive dispute between members of the same family."

item: when even aipac starts making public statements, you know the pot has REALLY been stirred right briskly...
"The Obama Administration's recent statements regarding the U.S. relationship with Israel are a matter of serious concern," AIPAC said in a statement Sunday. "...The Administration should make a conscious effort to move away from public demands and unilateral deadlines directed at Israel, with whom the United States shares basic, fundamental, and strategic interests.

"The escalated rhetoric of recent days only serves as a distraction from the substantive work that needs to be done with regard to the urgent issue of Iran's rapid pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and all her Arab neighbors."

all i'm hoping for is that the u.s. won't get intimidated into backing off... israel is seriously overdue for an accounting, and the list is very, very long...

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