Team Obama’s obsession: A “peace process” that’s past its shelf life

Stick a fork in it. And get a clue while you’re at it, Team Obama.

It’s time to just say it. The obsession of Barack Obama and John Kerry with forcing along a discredited and unproductive “peace process” involving the Palestinian Arabs and Israel is weird – even creepy.

Notice I didn’t say “peace process between the Palestinian Arabs and Israel.” There’s nothing “between” about it. At this point, the Obama-Kerry show seems to involve the Palestinian Arabs and Israel only tangentially. All the action is in Washington, D.C., and it’s all one-sided.

When we left our drama last week, Mahmoud Abbas had just delivered “three ‘no’s’” to the White House on this freighted topic: no recognition of Israel as a Jewish state; no relinquishment of a so-called “right of return”; and no commitment to honoring a pact with Israel as an “end of conflict” between the two.

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U.S. sends dangerously mixed signals on Israel as a Jewish state

With friends like these.

 

Reassuring the world, one faux pas at a time.
Reassuring the world, one faux pas at a time.

America seems to be the loopy, crazy-aunt ally that requires endless forgiveness these days.  State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki made headlines on Saturday because of comments in an interview with Al-Quds, the Palestinian Arabic news outlet, in which she said the following: Continue reading “U.S. sends dangerously mixed signals on Israel as a Jewish state”