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Obama’s Other Failure: ‘The Charade of Israeli-Palestinian Talks’ (Chomsky)

It was Noam Chomsky who let loose his disdain for the Obama administration’s pretense at Middle East peace making at a time when Obama’s betrayal on domestic policy looms even larger. But there will be no Middle East peace and if liberal-progressive Democrats were concerned, reasons to support the reelection of Obama in 2012 are much dimmed down.

Noam Chomsky’s take on what Obama is doing to negate a Palestinian state, the two state solution, is clear:

Washington’s pathetic capitulation to Israel while pleading for a meaningless three-month freeze on settlement expansion—excluding Arab East Jerusalem—should go down as one of the most humiliating moments in U.S. diplomatic history.

In September the last settlement freeze ended, leading the Palestinians to cease direct talks with Israel. Now the Obama administration, desperate to lure Israel into a new freeze and thus revive the talks, is grasping at invisible straws—and lavishing gifts on a far-right Israeli government…..


As Netanyahu’s poodle, Obama seems to be capitulating to right wing factions everywhere, foreign and domestic.

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