Sunday, May 18, 2014

US Official: President Obama ‘Blames’ Israel’s ‘Stubbornness’ For Kerry’s Peace Process Failure

Nothing matters to this idiot. Nothing.
(JPU) For the first time since the talks halted, U.S. President Barack Obama has directly blamed Israel for the failure of negotiations, the NY Times reported Friday. According to a White House official, “Each time we arrived at a crossroads, another new settlement construction announcement was made. It was like putting a stick on the wheels.”

The official also said Obama still believes that another round of talks is possible during his term, but that for the time being the president prefers to sit back and let the sides ask themselves for an American mediation.

The NY Times writes that non-other than President Obama may be the unnamed source quoted in a lengthy interview to Yediot Ahronot’s Nahum Barnea on May 2nd, a week after peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians fell apart, in which Israel was blamed for building in settlements.

In the interview, the unnamed source (now believed to be Obama himself) said, “The Jewish people are supposed to be smart; it is true that they’re also considered a stubborn nation. You’re supposed to know how to read the map: In the 21st century, the world will not keep tolerating the Israeli occupation. The occupation threatens Israel’s status in the world and threatens Israel as a Jewish state.”

A senior administration official told the NY Times the White House cleared the interview and the critical remarks faithfully reflect the president’s own views.

Nonetheless, almost 5 out of 10 Americans agree with Israel’s claim that they are not primarily to blame for the failure of the Middle East peace process than those who agree with the Palestinian claim that moving toward a unity government with Hamas is a step toward peace, according to a new poll conducted by The Israel Project.

48 percent of U.S. voters believe that the Palestinians are to blame for the suspension of the peace talks, in light of the Fatah-Hamas pact. Only 20 percent agreed with the Palestinian position.