Israel Wanted Peace, USA prevented it, - 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
    • Mike
    • 18.11.09 | 18:55 (IST)

    USA Policy has always been against settlement building in Jerusalem and the WB. However, since there have been no consequences to continued building, Israeli leaders can't claim to be "forced" into a pullout. If USA aid or loan guarantees had been truly contingent on a WB pullout, Israel would have long ago sighed in relief and cut a deal. US capitulation is harmful for Israel because it places the entire burden & blame for pullout on Israel and no Israeli leader will except this burden for all of eternity.

    from the article: EU, Obama: Settlement construction could threaten peace progress
    First published 13:41 18.11.09 | Last updated 11:57 25.11.09
Haaretz Headlines
The Church of the Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes

DNA and cameras: How church arson case was solved

This was the first such nationalist vandalism crime to be solved; police managed to pinpoint the suspects even though the accused kept silent during their interrogation.

Barack Obama, John Kerry and Samantha Power

The Iran deal's perilous evangelists

Obama and Kerry claim that the only alternative to the Iranian nuclear agreement is war. This is a false argument that could end up scuttling the accord.

Jewish Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) hugs a pro-Iran deal Code Pink activist in Washington D.C.

'U.S. Jews aren't united behind Israel on Iran deal'

Israel's consul general in Philadelphia sent classified telegram to Jerusalem with grave warning about sentiments in U.S. Jewish community toward Israel's campaign against nuclear deal.

Fatou Bensouda

Not anti-Israel: just upholding international law

Netanyahu should not misinterpret the latest appeal to mean that Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will have a pro-Israel bias in the investigation into the last Gaza war.