As a country at war with our own problems up the wazoo, the US needs to pick and choose its battles and where to expend our resources. Israel is quite capable of handling its own problems which at this stage are stalemated and show no hope of resolution. Why would we be obligated in any way to work on your problem when you are not willing to do so? The assumption that this is in some way connected to the previous administration's efforts is simply ridiculous. Everyone in the know accepts that Clinton's efforts were sincere but that in the end neither the Israelis or the Palestinians were serious enough to do the hard work of finding a solution acceptable for both sides. Rather than bashing us in our time of difficulty, and blaming us for your own ineptitude and malaise, try taking some responsibility for your problems. Israel is not Bush's responsibility but you can be sure that at the first sign of progress the US (whoever is in power) will step up and show leadership and friendship to assist you. In the meantime, Bellin and his ilk just sit around whining about the situation without offering a single viable solution. Grow up Yossi. Things have changed and until Israel and the PA start taking responsibility and showing initiative, well, we are just busy with more important things.
- 10:33 AM
from the article: Don't count on America