Of course Israel could not care less than it does already who says what about the continued TEARING DOWN OF PALESTINIAN HOMES AND BUILDING THEIR OWN settlements. Usually, when Western nations sort of protest, Israel takes that as an “OKAY” do as much as you can while you can while the PUBLIC EYE IS ASLEEP. Today in Israel, the people throw up blue and white? ribbons in jubilation (because they are continuing to build while the FENCE LOOKS ON) at Netanyahu’s absolute REFUSAL TO EXTEND THE MORATORIUM. They are racing out to CONTINUE their destruction of PALESTINIAN homes to construct, among other things, a day care center, or maybe it’s a mall or something. Why ask cooperation of them, I do not know, because the international community knows and Israel knows it will continue to do as it pleases from the looks of it and the world had better accept it.
The president says he encourages the extension of the MORATORIUM. That doesn’t mean anything at all. They (the INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY INCLUDING OF COURSE, us) continue to put the WEIGHT of the failure or success of peace talks on the heads of the PALESTINIANS), Israel says by its actions, “So what, who cares.” The Palestinian Abbas will not accept what Israel had already stipulated, i.e., do not expect us to cease building on YOUR LAND, which they will take. All they need is time, while others shout out their TIMID AND BACKBONELESS “Oh we wish you would …, but we know you won’t” platitudes.
If Israel can kill people, committing gobs of war crimes (ever since it set itself up in the ME in the MIDST OF Arab, not EUROPEAN, nations), including the incident of the flotilla, who would expect her to abide by the +40 yr-old U.N. guidelines, or the United States et al., when Israel knows THEY DON’T REALLY MEAN IT.
They just give lip service to those who sincerely desire honest, equitable peace in that region. But everyone is expected to sacrifice or bow down to Israel, or allow Israel to commit its heinous acts, and have everybody else act as though they all OWE HER SOMETHING. As long as “Israel has the right to protect herself,” she will commit whatever crime that helps her establish her plan in the Middle East, THE WHOLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST WILL BE FENCED IN OR RATHER “OFF” WHERE ISRAEL WILL BE ONE LONE ENTITY ENCLOSED WITHIN AN APARTHEID FENCE with her nuclear weapons, e.g., THE ONLY EUROPEAN IN TOWN, in a way.
ALSO. FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW OR DON’T CARE OR HAVEN’T PIECED TOGETHER ALL THE RHETORIC: THE ARABS DO NOT DENY ISRAEL THE RIGHT TO EXIST, BUT THEY DENY ISRAEL THE RIGHT TO EXIST AT THEIR EXPENSE – THAT IS, NO PALESTINIAN STATE SOVEREIGNTY, WITH A STANDING ARMED FORCES, AIR SPACE, ETC., AND EVERYTHING ELSE EVERY SOVEREIGNTY IS ENTITLED TO. ISRAEL’S IDEA OF A PALESTINIAN STATE IS A SUBSERVIENT, UNRECOGNIZED, AND THEREFORE REALLY OCCUPIED, SLAVE STATE.