I’m no ingenue, but I can barely believe the words I’m reading:
The United States Monday blasted Israel for pledging to build 1,000 more Jewish homes in Jerusalem, saying any such move would be “incompatible” with peace efforts, according to AFP.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington was “deeply concerned” by the reports and American embassy officials were having high-level talks with Israeli leaders to seek more information.
“We continue to make our position absolutely clear that we view settlement activity as illegitimate and unequivocally oppose unilateral steps that prejudge the future of Jerusalem,” Psaki told reporters.
“Israel’s leaders have said they would support a pathway to a two-state solution, but moving forward with this type of action would be incompatible with the pursuit of peace,” she added.
Jews living in Jerusalem: “incompatible with the pursuit of peace”. If that’s how you define peace, you can shove it up your “illegitimate and unequivocal” ass.
Imagine this administration condemning black families buying buildings in white neighborhoods and moving in. Imagine them saying this sort of thing after the black families were threatened with violence and then met it face to face. Imagine them saying it after two Jewish people (or black in this scenario, one a baby) were murdered by a Hamass operative (white supremacist) who ran them over with his car.
Yet they don’t hesitate saying it about Jews.
Speaking of Israeli apartheid:
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon was denied meetings with top American officials during his visit to the United States this week, The Associated Press (AP) reported on Friday, citing officials in Washington.
While Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon did see Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the officials said the White House and State Department rejected Israeli proposals for meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, national security adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry.
The officials also revealed that the Obama administration had sought to stop Ya’alon from seeing Power, but the objections were made too late to cancel the meeting.
I don’t dispute a single thing Ya’alon said—indeed, I’d go further—but you can’t expect them to be happy you said it. No one, not least me, said pettiness and thin-skin were not an integral part of politics.