Israel's position: Obama 'will do as he's told'

The future of peace in the Middle East is in the balance next week as Netanyahu makes his way to Washington.

The brief article below from the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) is loaded with pessimism about the upcoming  meeting between Obama and Netanyahu.

Israel's foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, perhaps set the stage for the meeting by earlier informing his constituency that Obama 'will do as he's told,' an attitude reminiscent of the arrogance Netanyahu reportedly displayed during his first meeting with Bill Clinton in the 90s. This video from Avaaz Org supports the Obama peace initiative based on two states for two peoples.


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Iran is Nazi Germany

No one would have guessed that Iran is Nazi Germany and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad its Hitler, but that is precisely what Shimon Peres announced the other day. It brought reactions, like this one: a commentary by the American Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine, of an article written about Shimon Peres by the Israeli peace activist, Uri Avnery.

Avnery's article is cynically entitled by Tikkun, Iran is not Nazi Germany, and "Sir Winston Peres" is a Disaster (Link HERE for the original).

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Stop the settlements, Mr. Netanyahu UPDATE

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Netanyahu calls for a Palestinian state? UPDATE

You could read about this great breakthrough on Haaretz, the Israeli newspaper yesterday, that Netanyahu is now calling for a Palestinian state! Who could have believed it?

Middle East envoy Tony Blair stated in an interview in the current edition of Time Magazine that in talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli premier suggested to Blair that a Palestinian state be established from the bottom up.

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Obama's dilemma: 'Death to the Arabs' UPDATE

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'Death to the Arabs' graffiti on walls, streets, police stations, ambulances in the West Bank and Israeli cities including Jerusalem.

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