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Activists Stage "Peace Charade" at White House

by shergald Sat Sep 4th, 2010 at 11:30:11 AM EST

"On September 1, 2010, at noon, in front of the White House, Human Rights activists staged a "peace charade" skit. Its purpose was, according to their press release, to serve as a theatre parody of the "farce masquerading as [Mideast] peace talks," currently being conducted by the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas and Israel's "Bibi" Netanyahu. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, was the leader of the demonstration."

No comments necessary. Here's Netanyahu's last words before leaving Israel for the Washington "peace" talks. This paragraph from an Al Jazeera article about Bibi Netanyahu's perspective on the Washington peace negotiations with the Palestinians confirms their futility.

....the words of Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, today ring louder and clearer in the ears of Palestinians. "You don't need to worry. Nobody needs to teach me what it is to love Eretz Israel," he told Likud party members before leaving for Washington. His use of the term 'Eretz Israel' - meaning the land between the Mediterranean and the River Jordan - implies that he has no intention of giving up control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem and, consequently, will not allow the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state.


In retrospect, the negotiations seem nothing more than a cover for Obama's impotence, and the fact that he is little more at this point than Netanyahu's poodle.

While Israel continues it colonization of Palestinian territory over the next year, get ready for another Camp David hoax.

The activists may be sued for plagiarism.  (;  Bibi, Clinton and Abbas are enough to mute the news.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Sun Sep 5th, 2010 at 05:09:31 PM EST
And there is every reason to believe that the negotiations are little more than a pretense having all the characteristics of another Likud stage play.

by shergald on Tue Sep 7th, 2010 at 10:19:28 AM EST
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MJ Rosenberg, of all people, an inveterate critic of Israel's colonialism among others, writes about:

A New Netanyahu. Really?

It's not that I believe that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wants to exchange the territories for peace (or even that he will ever really freeze settlements). It's not that I believe that President Mahmoud Abbas can deliver the Palestinians either (he does not speak for Hamas or even for much of his own Fatah party).

My sole reason for optimism is that I cannot imagine that President Barack Obama would have initiated this effort if it was doomed to failure. Why bother?


Why bother, indeed. When it comes to matters relating to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, the record speaks for itself, including what happened during Netanyahu's previous turn at Israeli PM in the 1990s, when he apparently led Clinton by the nose. Obama has already established that he is controlled by Netanyahu, who no doubt would prefer a Republican pres, say like early George Bush, in the White House.

The next phase which is just days away will see Abbas walk out of the talks as the so-called settlement building freeze comes to an end. Abbas will be blamed and Obama will be off the hook: afterall he tried, right?

by shergald on Tue Sep 7th, 2010 at 10:15:40 AM EST

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