Clegg - smart and slick, but still bad news - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Raymond in DC
    • 06.05.10 | 05:09 (IDT)

    "All that doesn't mean that our relationship should become a subservient one, in which we automatically do what they tell us to do." Clegg was, of course, referring to the UK's relationship with the US. But the same holds for Israel. Despite its relationship with the US, Israel must not be subservient, or do what the US tells them to do. There's not much beyond this that I can agree with. Clegg acknowledges that Europe is "one of the largest providers of assistance, infrastructure and money to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza", yet rather than push the PA to make real moves toward peace, the pressure is all on Israel. Having Clegg and the party of Tonge in positions of influence is just scary.

    from the article: Nick Clegg to Haaretz: I admire Israel, but won't stop criticizing its government
    First published 23:44 05.05.10 | Last updated 23:44 05.05.10
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