Obama Israel and Abbas - 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 = '15'; 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 = '14'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • SJ
    • 04.10.10 | 08:05 (IST)

    By making the so-called "settlements " a central issue - which even Arafat did not emphasize - Obama gave Abbas a huge assist but lost any credibility with Israel as a fair arbitrator. The White House has not even once pressed the PA to live up to the 1993 Oslo Accords, in which they formally swore to end brainwashing their children with the incessant anti-Jewish material in their media and their schools. Abbas himself is constantly sanctifying terrorists and butchers of Jews, even naming schools and public venues after them. Meanwhile, Obama keeps pressuring Israel to stop building homes for her citizens, even in the Jewish capital Jerusalem. Not one concession - ending terror, stopping programmed hatred, recognizing Israel as the Jewish State, etc. - has been asked of the PA. Now that Obama has backed off, the Arabs no longer trust him, either

    from the article: Lieberman 'key' to cabinet vote on settlement freeze
    First published 01:27 04.10.10 | Last updated 01:27 04.10.10
Haaretz Headlines
Hundreds of migrants walking across Budapest after leaving the transit zone of the Budapest main tra

Refugees stranded in Hungary go west on foot

With their belongings in bags, migrants begin 106-mile journey to the Austrian border; U.K. agrees to take in 4,000 refugees as Kurdish boy found dead on beach is laid to rest.

Illustration by Amos Biderman

After Bibi's double failure comes self-justification

The disparity between the prime minister's words and deeds became apparent once again this week, in his failures with regard to the Iran deal and the natural gas accord.

A young Bedouin girl among the ruins. Homeless in the broiling heat.
Bedouin child starts school, but loses home

The swath of West Bank destruction by the Civil Administration continues, with 10 homes of Bedouin families demolished this week. That's how the school year started for one first-grader.

10:04 04.09.15 | 1 comments
Three empty swings after a summer rain. Focus is on the center swing. Envisioned as a metaphor for g

The stigma of being a childless Jewish man

While the Jewish community opens up, author Elliot Jager wonders why childless couples are still ostracized.