Mitchell’s advice appears to have been rejected twice and both times the issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank seemed to have caused the break in trust between Mitchell and the White House.
What's the current status of negotiations between Israel and
Palestinians? From Al
Jazeera's section on the Palestinian Papers released by Wikileaks:
Clearly, the dwindling number of
promoters of the two-state solution are in a post-Cairo, post-Palestine
Papers attempt to keep afloat what is, in the end, a sinking ship: A
bad deal that even the weak Palestinian negotiating team would not
Erm, okay, so how about a one-state
solution? Israelis regard such a solution as a serious threat to
Israel's continued existence, but:
Round after round of failed peace talks and a simultaneous increase in illegal Jewish settlements have left the Palestinians desperate for an alternative solution. The one-state approach has therefore evolved from a mere threat to a serious option for many Palestinians.
a popular idea that Obama is
honoring the ideas expressed by Arabs in the Arab Spring that began
in Tunisia and Egypt earlier this year, but:
If the future of the United States is really connected to the Middle East as President Obama said. Why President Obama and his administration did not move a bit against the Israeli occupation to the Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian lands. Did he forget what he said during his Cairo speech when he said that the conflict in the Middle East is connected to the National Security of the US? Maybe he forgets in contrary to what he said in his speech that he is committed to his past promises.
And what's up with the boats heading to the shores of the Gaza
boat has been purchased, it will carry 50 people and
As writer and Pulitzer prize winner
Alice Walker says, "This is the Freedom Ride of this era."
flotilla is 15 boats strong.
news on the flotilla.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved the construction of 294 new illegal Jewish settler units in the occupied Palestinian land.
The units are to go up in the Beitar Ilit settlement in the occupied West Bank, AFP reported on Sunday.
My prediction on Obama's (Middle East) speech: Arab leaders won't like it much. Arab reformers won't like it much.
This is the Obama style: Try to appeal to everyone & end up disappointing everyone.
Obama says US core interests align with Arab hopes. Well, why didn't they align for five decades?
Obama says it will be US policy 'to support reform across the region.' Reform, of course, is not same thing as democracy.
The rallying call is likely to be given added impetus by Israel’s rejection on Friday of Barack Obama’s explicit backing for a Palestinian state based on pre-1967 borders.