Obama turned Abbas from politician into a spoilt child - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 21.11.10 | 16:58 (IST)

    From the start Obama has been letting Abbas dictate terms on even the most minor issues and so now Abbas acts like a spoilt child. All Abbas needs to do is get into a temper tantrum and say I am not going to talk unless you do things my way and Obama jumps and says yes Mr President Abbas your wish is my command of course. Abbas would have never dreamed of speaking to Clinton or Bush like this if he did the reply would be if you want me to help you get a state I will but you play by my rules and if you don't want to play by my rules fine just don't ask me to help you. Unless you say no to a child sometimes they will not respect you and your not going to be able to control them. Bibi offered a 10 month freeze as a godwill gesture because Abbas was refusing to talkj and for 9 months he continues to refuse to talk saying the freeze wasn't enough until he id finally dragged kicking and screaming to talks 1 month before the end looking for anyway out. Israels self imposed goodwill gesture comes to an end and Abbas walks away again. Israel agrees to another 3 months based on certain conditions which the US agree to and now instead of talking Abbas is once again saying its not good enough and refusing to talk. No matter how much Abbas whines Bibi cannot even deliver a freeze on Jerusalem if he wanted to because his cabinet would never go along with it and he cannot agree on anything on any issue without cabinet approval. If Obama wants his legacy he needs to act like a president and instead of trembling when Abbas has a tantrum he should be saying to him I am president you want my help you do things my way. If Obama actually stands up to the arabs for once eventually Abbas might just start acting like an adult understanding that he needs Obamas help if he wants a state.

    from the article: Abbas: No peace talks without East Jerusalem construction freeze
    First published 12:04 21.11.10 | Last updated 12:04 21.11.10
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