Obama's options - 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 = '8'; 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
    • Rammer
    • 20.09.11 | 03:52 (IDT)

    The US will not be able to stop this in the UN and any punitive measures imposed on the Palestinians will not fail to have serious repercussions for Israel and America. Europe is clearly not buying into the American-Israeli argument, and right now the US and Europe are hoping to get the BRICs to take a hand in bailing them out of their current economic woes. The US will have to get off its high horse. The only thing Obama can reasonably do, if he can bring himself to make a decision once in his life, is to submit a reasonable counter proposal. But this counter proposal must state clearly that settlement construction will stop completely and never resume. It must set clear timelines, and it must not contain the offensive language used by Blair, Ashton, and Ross about “demographic facts on the ground.” Otherwise, you may as well use your veto, Mr. Obama.

    from the article: Capitol Letter / Obama is stuck between a veto and a hard place
    First published 02:57 20.09.11 | Last updated 02:57 20.09.11
Haaretz Headlines
Cellular towers

Israel to widen settlements' cell coverage despite IDF objections

Plan was hatched after emergency teams were late to arrive at scene of terrorist attack due to poor reception.

Illustration: An FBI vehicle
Convert to Islam suspected in plotting Miami synagogue bombing

James Gonzalo Medina, 40, allegedly told FBI informant he wanted to bomb synagogue 'for the glory of Allah.'

02:00 03.05.16 | 0 comments
The Leshem family, in danger of losing their daughter's caregiver.
Israel to expel severely disabled girl’s caregiver

Zohar Leshem, 4, needs 24/7 supervision; Interior Ministry says Filipina’s visa can’t be extended.

03:27 03.05.16 | 1 comments
Ephraim Zevoltober, a Holocaust survivor, during a group Bar Mitzvah ceremony for Holocaust survivor

Fifty Holocaust survivors celebrate bar and bat mitzvah at Western Wall

Over 1,100 survivors have participated in similar ceremonies in the past four years.