Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Palestinian Leadership Can't Be More Reasonable Than Obama
Here is something that isn't that much of a shocker, the Palestinians are now saying that they won't negotiate with Israel unless the Israelis accept the 1967 borders as the starting point of negotiations. This was never a pre-condition before Obama's speech on Thursday, but now suddenly is, as the Palestinian leadership doesn't want to be seen as less anti-Israel than Obama. This has happened before. Remember Obama's declaration that Israel must stop all settlement activity? It was soon followed by the Palestinians saying that they wouldn't return to negotiations before Israel stops all building in the West Bank. Previously, they just demanded that no new settlements were built, some expansion in existing settlements and in Jerusalem were not even mentioned. Again, I have to wonder if Obama is just incompetent or just incredibly anti-Israel.