Does Obama think that Abbas is a fool? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Ben Ya'acov
    • 23.03.13 | 02:52 (IST)

    How can the US believe that it makes sense to negotiate while Israel continues to consume the land? Bennet has expressed the strategy (which everyone except the White House has known for many years) very clearly . Talk while you build and make sure the talks go nowhere. On this visit Obama has provided ample justification for this strategy. But how on earth can he do it with a straight face? Does he think that Abbas is a fool? Or is he just playing along with the Bibi game of making negotiation impossible and then cynically blaming the other side? Well! At least Abbas now knows that the US really and truly supports the final steps in the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. But what can he do against such a ruthless occupier?

    from the article: Abbas to Obama: Israel talks only in exchange for settlement freeze, release of prisoners
    First published 21:41 22.03.13 | Last updated 21:41 22.03.13
Haaretz Headlines
President Barack Obama, July 7, 2015. What is he thinking with his Iranian strategy?

Obama: If we attack Iran, Israel will pay the price

U.S. president stressed during meet with more than 20 U.S. Jewish leaders that if U.S. attacks Iran, Hezbollah would fire missiles on Tel Aviv.

Obama and Netanyahu at the White House, 2011.

Bibi stokes Shoah guilt to pit U.S. Jews against Obama

75 years ago it was his father who rallied Republicans and railed against kowtowing Jewish leaders.

A relative holds up a photo of Ali Dawabsheh in the torched house in Duma, July 31, 2015.

Calling hate crimes 'price tag attacks' is offensive

After the murder of a Palestinian baby last week, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that 'terror is terror.' Yet the way we label attacks by either side is radically different.

Drying harvested chili peppers in the sun, in Ahmedabad, India.

Study: Eating hot pepper lowers mortality risk

A huge Chinese study clearly ties capsaicin, the chemical in hot peppers, to a lower risk of death in both sexes, though why remains unclear.