Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Soccer Dad - 031710

Soccer Dad

Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:55 AM PDT
Thomas Friedman in 1996 Arafat, belatedly, came to understand that Israel could never keep up the momentum of peace without Palestinians making a 100 percent effort to guarantee Israeli security, and Mr. Peres came to understand that Mr. Arafat could never guarantee security unless the peace process continued its momentum. Because they agreed on the big issues, and had forged a strategic partnership, the little issues never led to massive blowups. The violence that did occur was the Israeli and Palestinian extremes against the Israeli and Palestinian mainstreams. Thomas Friedman today: Fayyad is the most interesting new force on the...
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:30 AM PDT
Meryl writes: Here's why I think the Obama administration is ratcheting up the pressure over 1,600 new housing units in a Jewish neighborhood of northeastern Jerusalem that will almost certainly remain Israeli in any future agreement with the Palestinians: The Obama administration is trying to topple the Netanyahu government. The Clinton administration did its level best to prevent Bibi from being elected in 1996, and worked very hard to get him thrown out as soon as possible thereafter. The Obama administration has found a stick, and they're using it to beat the Netanyahu administration in the eyes of the world....
Posted: 17 Mar 2010 03:30 AM PDT
This Week's Watcher's Council submissions are up. To also see the non-council submissions check out the Watcher. Council Submissions Wolf Howling - AP Goes APE Over Texas School Book Changes Mere Rhetoric - Confirmed: Anti-Israel Jewish Groups Scapegoat Israel For Obama's Manufactured Crisis The Razor - The United States of Venezuela Rhymes With Right - Why Is This Not A Major National Story? The Colossus of Rhodey - On the Texas textbook controversy The Provocateur - The Untold Story of Non Profit Hospitals Right Truth - Violence Against Israel, Blame It On Obama, Biden, and Clinton Bookworm Room - God...

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