Perhaps it is the Arabs who need to be spoken to this way. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Matt C
    • 21.04.10 | 15:28 (IDT)

    It is the Arabs who have rejected peace, perhaps Indyk and the other US officials who have spoken like him should say this to them. Tell the Arabs that if they see themselves as "a superpower" who do not need any aid from the United States (which they receive large amounts of), then they can make their own decisions. Tell the Arabs "if you need the United States, then you need to take into account America's interests." Unfortunately, Indyk and others who think like him cannot do that. Politicians like Indyk have endorsed an ideology in which it is considered racist to make even the most reasonable criticisms of non-Western cultures or behaviours, while it is considered virtuous to criticise the West. This often results in ridiculous and outrageous double standards and efforts to blame problems on Westerners. As Indyk's ideology does not allow him to blame the Arabs for anything, he can only blame Israel, but there will be no peace as long as Arabs can gain more from rejection.

    from the article: Indyk: If Israel manages alone, it can decide alone
    First published 11:34 21.04.10 | Last updated 22:41 21.04.10
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