Avigdor Lieberman: Lets have some honesty and straight
talk here Stubb, then we can deal with real issues
Obama is an idiot if he thinks that the Israelis will believe his latest, and that’s the reason for the way the Tundra Tabloids headlined this post, he’s aiming his words at American Jews, who are themselves, not likely to believe him as are the Israelis.
The Tundra Tabloids has a source greatly connected with the Israeli MFA who knows for a fact that Obama’s politics vis-a-vis the Jewish state are not greatly appreciated by Israel, and that any mention of “peace deals”, especially at this time and place in relations between the two states, must be juxtaposed with the stark reality of Fakestinian politics. In short, it ain’t happening. KGS

YLE: “At a press conference on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Lieberman was asked to comment on the deaths of four unarmed UN observers, including one Finn, in an Israeli attack in Lebanon four years ago. Lieberman dismissed raising the issue as hypocrisy, noting that many more people were killed at the same time in other parts of the world.
“What we are facing is real hypocrisy from the international arena, as well as your question. In the same week we saw 5,000 people slaughtered in Kyrgyzstan, more than 600 killed in terrorist acts in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, and hundreds of Kurds killed in clashes in Turkey, and we saw hundreds of people killed in Africa in the same time, and nobody worries about of these facts. And you ask about four UN observers,” Lieberman said.
Lieberman reiterated his view that Israel’s international position is strong. He also repeated his government’s refusal to apologise to Turkey for the deaths of Turkish citizens in connection with a raid on an aid flotilla sailing to Gaza. “

Obama denies any Israel, US rift

Breitbart: US President Barack Obama said he hoped for direct Middle East peace talks to start before the end of September, as he and visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied reports of a rift.
The leaders sat close together in the Oval Office Tuesday and staged a prolonged handshake for the cameras, seeking to put to rest a tense, closed-door encounter at the White House in March.

“I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he’s willing to take risks for peace,” Obama said, and strongly disputed a question which suggested he had distanced the United States from Israel.

“The fact of the matter is, is that I’ve trusted Prime Minister Netanyahu since I met him before I was elected president and have said so both publicly and privately.”

The talks went ahead amid intense interest on a partial Israeli freeze on settlement building which is due to expire at the end of September.

Obama finessed the issue by saying he hoped progress towards direct negotiations from indirect US-brokered proximity talks between Israelis and Palestinians would render that deadline irrelevant.

“My hope is that once direct talks have begun, well before the moratorium has expired, that that will create a climate in which everybody feels a greater investment in success,” he said.

Netanyahu says he is ready to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas at any time, but the Palestinians have yet to commit to direct talks, accusing Israel of undermining the atmosphere with continuing settlement activity.

He said he and Obama had discussed “concrete” steps that could be taken now.

“When I say ‘the next few weeks,’ that’s what I mean. The president means that too.”

The challenge now will be to get the Palestinians to accept the time frame that Obama has in mind.

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