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Fatah and the PA are more radical, and their leaders would not hesitate to repeat Zahalka’s statement. Note that Zahalka wasn’t afraid to invoke genocide, because he knew he was protected by Israel’s democracy and freedom of speech. That’s the real situation. The Palestinian leadership’s goal of wiping out Israel has not changed. Only if it ever does will there be any chance of a two-state solution.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the equation, the Washington Post printed no less than four op-eds in one week on why the United States should support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

Robert Kagan’s “American Aid Makes the U.S. Complicit in the Egyptian Army’s Acts” gives the realpolitik version. His analysis is ludicrous: was the U.S. thus complicit in the doings of every ally, including Egypt, from 1978 to 2011? Should one dump good allies because of things they do? This debate stretches back to the onset of the Cold War. Anyways, U.S. support for the army would be popular. Indeed, U.S. policy was “complicit” with the army coup against Mubarak, and was complicit with the Mursi Islamist regime which it helped install, too.

Then we have the liberal human rights/democracy project view from Michele Dunne: “With Morsi’s ouster, time for a new U.S. policy toward Egypt.” She says this is because a U.S. policy supporting human rights must ensure that … the totalitarian Muslim Brotherhood is part of the government and no doubt would encourage stability.

Reuel Marc Gerecht writes: “In Egypt, the popularity of Islamism shall endure.” He gives a supposed conservative version for why we need the Brotherhood in power. But just because the enemy can endure is not a reason to refuse to fight them. On the contrary — it is necessary at minimum to ensure it doesn’t become stronger.

Finally we have an editorial: The Post’s View: Egypt’s military should hear from Obama administration. This demands that the Obama administration also pressure the military. Let’s be frank: the Egyptian army did a great service not just to Egypt’s people but also to the U.S. government, because it saved its strategic balance in the Middle East. 

 Only one op-ed in the Post — Jackson Diehl’s “Egypt’s ‘democrats’ abandon democracy” — made a salient point: the moderates themselves stopped supporting the status quo and begged for a coup. They support the government now, they want the Obama administration to back the military regime.

Good grief.

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Why did Bibi release the murderers? He knew the Palestians would welcome these bastards as heroes in the most obsecene way possible.Not so that the world would see and know the truth but to show the remnants of Israel's left. One can imagine that no amount of Obama or EU arm twisting will sway the electorate when the sham treaty comes up in the legally obligated and binding referendum.
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up to I looked at the bank draft for ?8182, I didnt believe that...my... father in law woz like they say really making money part time at there labtop.. there great aunt had bean doing this for only about twenty one months and a short time ago repayed the loans on their place and bourt a new volvo. I went here, .... http://www.BBC13.com
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his bff is erdogan in turkey who just put any opposition in prison. there's no peace process with the arabs. war is coming. americans elected apresident who has been in league with the muslim brotherhood from his beginnings. he's even starting to emenate their stench.
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How can there be an Arab Communist Party? Communists do not support religion of any kind except maybe the religion of Communism; Arabs for whatever faults they may have are very religious people. These two opposing ideas cannot possibly survive together.
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There are many people that seek power and control and climb on any and every bandwagon that they think might get them to those goals. They are in every political group, in America we have RINOs republicans in name only. The democrats have a league of liars that claim to be Catholics and pro abortion. The cognitive dissonance is deafening in Capital cities around the world.
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Dim Wit Heinz's ONLY purpose is to try and give Dear Leader some semblance of foreign policy success regardless how minute; his lapdog sycophants in the msm will of course blow it out of proportion. This is pure desperation from the sinking ship's State Dept. Of course, what we see is NEVER the truth with this syndicate, so beware Israel...stay vigilant, Bath-House Barry will screw you in a second if he thinks he can make a deal with the mullahs.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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I would like to ask Mr Rubin, what is the next chapter of Obama diktat over Israel once the Kerry-Abbas-Netanyahu talks will have failed ? I suspect that Obama will engineer a USA-Iran grand bargain to leave Iran with an almost-ready nuclear arsenal - to lift the economic sanctions - to admit Iran again in the Int.l community- the oil price will plummet -the USA will have secured a large shiite (iraq-iran ) understanding with the USA.Of course Israel will be ditched as the culprit of the talks failure and wll have lost its last justification to attack and derail the iranian nuclear race. I would like to read your opnion on this biased linkage.
1 year ago
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Alas, the 'peace' process and all its mischief making, many thousands of DEAD Jews notwithstanding - http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/08/08/the-ever-elusive-quest-chasing-palestinian-israeli-peace-illusionsdelusions-what-can-israeli-zionists-do-to-stop-it-dead-in-its-tracks-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

Regardless of all the mayhem and murder in the Mid East (and beyond), 'peace' between the genocidal PA/Fatah junta and Israel remains a global (Washington) obsession. Why? Herein lies the caveat and crux.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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Sir,

I do not believe Kerry needs the two parties to talk. I think Kerry is only doing what his CFR handlers dictate should be done between Israel, and the PA, as well as the rest of the Middle East.

To me, there appears to be a global agenda, which Kerry supports, but the American people do not. At least, those Americans who have not turned Marxists in their cultural views.
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The Egyptian army acted to prevent a street war in their cities that would've eventually resulted in Morsi being yanked out into those streets and hung from a lamppost, and with untold casualties. The army actually saved Morsi's life and that of thousands of his followers, as well has thousands of anti-Morsi demonstrators, not to mention infrastructure and the cost of chaos. The army would not have otherwise acted against the anti-Morsi demonstrators. Acting against Morsi in effect was all they could do to circumvent the anti-Morsi forces in the street.

The army, with two MB sit-ins still ongoing, is still trying to manage the aftereffects. Those sit-ins will have to go.

As usual, the Western press is totally at sea. There is only so much wisdom in a keyboard, internet connection, and blithe stereotypes. The most hilarious part is that Obama has had or can have any effect one way or the other. Just let me know when American diplomats can move around 5 million street demonstrators when those diplomats don't even know why the hell they're in the street in the first place.

Do you think American embassy personnel talk to taxi drivers, doormen and microbus drivers? Do you think they actually walk around Cairo? If I'm wrong, they're mysteriously keeping their knowledge from the entirety of the administration and the Western press. June 30... wha?
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If year after year, decade after decade your 'neighbor' vows to eliminate you and your family, promises to slaughter you and your kin, and periodically attempts exactly that, and you choose to ignore his words and deeds, then you are an imbecile. Obama, Kerry and the US State Dept orthodoxy meet that definition.
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You give them too much credit. What makes you think they care if there's a second holocaust? The important thing is that they score some political points.
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