Obama planning to force his will on Israel, just as he did on America

David Ignatius of the Washington Post writes at IBD:

President Obama is “seriously considering” proposing an American peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to two top administration officials.

“Everyone knows the basic outlines of a peace deal,” said one of the senior officials, citing the agreement that was nearly reached at Camp David in 2000 and in subsequent negotiations.

He said that an American plan, if launched, would build upon past progress on such issues as borders, the “right of return” for Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem. The second senior official said that “90 percent of the map would look the same” as what has been agreed in previous bargaining.

Melanie Phillips comments:

Apparently, everyone knows what such a “peace deal” would look like.

Well if everyone knows, why hasn’t it been achieved?

Apparently it’s much like

the agreement that was nearly reached at Camp David in 2000 and in subsequent negotiations.

Ah yes, “nearly.” Only problem was the Palestinians wouldn’t have it, even though it offered them more than 90 per cent of the disputed territories and half of Jerusalem. Why didn’t they accept it? Because they wanted more. Everyone who has read the history knows what a peace deal would look like because it was offered in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1960s and …

And what was that about building on “past progress” of the right of return?


Why should there be a “right of return” to Israel for Palestinian immigrants when the point of this imposed “peace deal” is the establishment of a state of their own? Since when did “everyone know” that a key aspect of the Palestinians’ “right to a state of their own” is also apparently their right to someone else’s state? …

It is blindingly obvious what, to the Obama administration, “everyone knows” . Everyone knows that everything the Palestinians demand will be given to them …

Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 09, 2010 10:45 AM | Send

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