Israel can’t wait for the current administration in Washington to finally end.
This has to be the worst US administration vis-a-vis the Jewish state, ever, and that’s saying a lot since the Carter years brought the flea ridden carcass of Fatah into the backyard of the Jewish state. But much of the blame of course falls upon the Israeli Left who were delusional, and for many years to come afterwards, until they finally woke up to the reality that the Arabs do in fact, want them either all dead or gone.
NOTE: The PLO do not want any real peace talks, this is only a blue smoke and mirrors game to get some more prisoners released, and exact more cash from the West, and get yet another chance to demonize Israel on the international stage.
Liberman: US ‘dead wrong’ to blame Israeli settlements for collapse of Mideast peace talks
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Saturday that while he acknowledges the special relationship between Israel and the United States, he is convinced that “the Americans have erred in the past regarding settlements, and they are erring big time today.”Liberman’s remarks to Channel 2’s main political talk show “Meet the Press” came against the backdrop of more reports regarding Washington’s dissatisfaction with Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank. One report by a US-based online newspaper quoted a source as saying that Martin Indyk, the State Department’s envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, placed full responsibility for the failure of the negotiations on Israel.
“Israel and the United States are the truest of friends,” the foreign minister told Channel 2. “This cooperation has yielded tremendous results to this day. [But] the Americans have been wrong in the past, and they are dead wrong today because Jewish settlement activity has never been an obstacle to peace, neither in the agreement with Egypt or in the peace treaty with Jordan.”
“We need to do everything smartly, and not to allow ourselves to be provoked and lash out,” Liberman said. “You need to explain your position and be consistent. There’s no need to clash with the Americans, but you can’t capitulate either. Instead, what you could do is offer an alternative and persuade the Americans.”