This S.O.B. of an administration is selling Israel short, and contrary to what Daniel Pipes says in today’s Front Page Mag article, John Bolton did not “miss the good news”, I can’t see any great advance in the Israeli narrative of the conflict being picked up by the Obama administration.
For sure there are calls for “peace and security” by Obama and the rest of the Quartet, but when push comes to shove, there’s going to be an attempt to shove Israel under the bus. Obama may very well try to force Israel’s hand in giving up more than it should, not with just the Iranian issue, but with the unilateral recognition of the Fakestinian enterprise called the P.A.
So today I see that the US led quartet invokes the same bogus term of “occupation”, and that it started in 67′, which is a bald faced lie if there ever was one. The Disputed Territories came into being as soon as the Arabs rejected partition and the 1948 war began. The Jordanians, you know those across the river Jordan who have 80% of their population claiming that they are “Palestinian” and run by the small clan of Hashmites that were placed into power by the West after WWI.
When Jordan invaded the area west of the Jordan, in an illegal war of aggression, it became occupied territory, only after Israel won the area to themselves in a war not started by themselves, the 67′ war, did it cease to be occupied anymore. Obama and the Quartet got it all ass backwards. So now the Quartet takes to calling it “occupied”. Israel is going to have to watch its back very closely over the next few years. KGS
- Obama Administration Goes Third World Thug on Israel: Blackmailing Israel, Coercing Confession of Blood Libel
Following is the text of the statement issued today in Trieste, Italy, by the Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States and European Union):
The Quartet ‑‑ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union Javier Solana, European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Kohout, United States Under Secretary of State William Burns, and United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell ‑‑ met in Trieste on 26 June 2009. They were joined by Quartet Representative Tony Blair.
The Quartet affirmed its determination to actively and vigorously seek a comprehensive resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict, on the basis of United Nations Security Council resolutions 242, 338, 1397, 1515, 1850, the Madrid principles including land for peace, the Road Map, and the agreements previously reached between the parties. The Quartet underscored that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one that ends the occupation that began in 1967 and fulfils the aspirations of both parties for independent homelands through two States for two peoples, Israel and an independent, contiguous, and viable State of Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.
The Quartet welcomed the commitment of Prime Minister [Benjamin] Netanyahu and President [Mahmoud] Abbas to the two-State solution, and reiterated that lasting peace throughout the region can only be based on an enduring commitment to mutual recognition, freedom from violence, incitement, and terror; and the two-State solution, building upon previous agreements and obligations. The Quartet underscored the importance of fostering peaceful coexistence throughout the region through the conclusion of peace agreements between Israel and Syria and Israel and Lebanon, in a manner that is mutually reinforcing with efforts to establish the state of Palestine, and through the full normalization of relations between all States based on the Arab Peace Initiative.
The United States briefed the Quartet on its intensive, ongoing discussions with all parties in the region to create the conditions for the prompt resumption and early conclusion of negotiations to resolve all permanent status issues, without preconditions. The Quartet affirmed that these negotiations must result in an end to all claims. It agreed that Arab-Israeli peace and the establishment of a State of Palestine in the West Bank and Gaza in which the Palestinian people can determine their own destiny is in the fundamental interests of the international community. The Quartet called on all parties concerned to take meaningful steps to support this objective.
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