YNET reports George Mitchell is threatening Israel with sanctions. Unfortunately, the record looks different.
Over at Mondoweiss (one of the best places to discuss, debate, learn about the I/P conflict) there is an interesting article about George Mitchell’s recent interview with Charlie Rose.
"YNET is reporting that the US is considering sanctions against Israel. This is based on an interview George Mitchell recently did with Charlie Rose. From the article "Mitchell: Mideast stagnation endangers US aid":
On the eve of his visit to the Middle East, US special envoy George Mitchell threatened that his country would freeze its aid to Israel if the Jewish state failed to advance peace talks with the Palestinians and a two-state solution.
Mitchell clarified in an interview to the PBS network that the United States would use incentives or sanctions against both sides.
According to American law, Mitchell said, the US can freeze its support for aid to Israel. He added that all options must remain open and that the sides must be convinced about what their important interests are.
During the Charlie Rose interview with George Mitchell Charlie brings up the recent announcement to expand settlement development in East Jerusalem. We all know you will not see this type of interview on our so called liberal media. You will not hear or see this issue brought up on Rachel Maddow’s, Keith Olbermann’s, Ed’s or Chris Matthews.