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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: BACK CHANNEL TALKS ADVOCATED FOR ISRAEL AND PALESTINE – A WASTE OF WORDS   Leave a comment


 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY MICHAEL HERZOG IN THE TELEGRAPH

Back channel, front channel – it’s all the same when you do not want peace on anything but your own extremely narrow terms.

There’s no room for negotiations when you have Israel’s point of view.

Besides, Israel, through countless acts of brutality and abuse, has the Palestinians pretty much where it is comfortable: you could call it Israeli peace.

And that is why Israel will never seek genuine peace talks nor will it ever participate in any with an open attitude without immense pressure from her chief subsidy-payer.

But look what happened to Obama, the first politician in decades to say the right things at the start.

I guess Israel showed him who is running American foreign policy.

By the way, can someone define Israel? It’s the only country I know with moving borders.