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Offline flowers

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The Obama administration’s special envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process escalated his attacks on Israel in a speech last night, accusing Israel of intentionally sabotaging the peace process and expressing support for the Palestinian refusal to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

Martin Indyk, deputized by Secretary of State John Kerry as special envoy, has been identified by the Washington Free Beacon as the source of a recent series of anonymous quotes in the press from a “U.S. official” condemning Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

Indyk appeared to confirm his role in the leaks, responding to a questioner who raised the matter of the anonymous quotes by joking, “I’d never disagree” with “a senior unnamed American official.” Indyk and the audience laughed.

During the question and answer period of his talk, Indyk accused the Netanyahu government of intentionally undermining the peace talks through announcements of settlement plans.

Despite a cessation of settlement announcements not being a precondition for negotiations, Indyk said they had “a dramatically damaging impact on the negotiations,” were “a humiliation” for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and that the announcements were “intended to have that damaging effect.”

Elliott Abrams, a top national security adviser for former President George W. Bush, slammed Idyk’s remarks in a recent article, referring to his comments as “meaningless and misleading.”

“There is no ‘rampant’ expansion or ‘large scale land confiscation’ for settlements,” Abrams wrote in the Weekly Standard.

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Re: Obama Administration Special Envoy Continues to Attack Israel
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 03:13:57 PM »
I'll admit, I've very confused.  Are these settlements part of the State of Israel?

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Re: Obama Administration Special Envoy Continues to Attack Israel
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 03:42:42 PM »
Just like when the President has no frickin' clue about what to do with an issue and appoints a Presidential Commission to look into it, when the Secretary of State is a clueless blueblood who can't find his ass with both hands, he appoints a "Special Envoy".

This crew will demonize Israel right up until the first Iranian nuke detonates over Tel Aviv, and even then they would insist that the Israelis asked for it.

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