There will be no peace. Rejoice!

Posted: September 23rd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: In the News, media, the US and us | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

A vague promise for the renewal of negotiations in the near future, that’s what came out of the Obama-Abu Mazen-Netanyahu summit in New York, and it seems that Israelis are overwhelmed with joy. Pundits and commentators are actually celebrating what seems like a failure of the new US administration in his effort to reignite the peace process.

Maariv’s diplomatic correspondent, Ben Caspit, calls the summit “a corridor to nowhere”. In his page 1 article Caspit writes that “the peace process’ corps will be washed to the beach by next summer”. Ynet’s correspondent in Washington, Yitzhak Ben Horin, quotes the Washington Post in declaring that the summit was a failure, and “little more than a photo-op”. On Arutz 7, Zalman Shoval, former Israeli ambassador to Washington, praises the event “a considerable political achievement for Netanyahu and Israel”. Read the rest of this entry »