Palestinian officials ‘enthusiastic’ about new tone in White House
The Obama administration has pledged to the Palestinian Authority it will closely monitor Jewish construction in the West Bank and will protest any new housing developments in the biblical territory, a top PA negotiator told WND.
“They told us the White House will watch for any Jewish construction,” said the PA negotiator, speaking on condition of anonymity.
…The PA officials said they were enthusiastic about the new tone of the White House and about recent meetings with Obama’s Mideast envoy, former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell.
They said they believe that under Obama the Palestinians can extract from Israel concessions reaching “much further” than during talks held under the previous administration.
…WND reported exclusively in November that then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice collected notes and documents from Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams to ensure the incoming U.S. administration would not need to start negotiations from scratch…Israeli and PA sources said Rice’s notes document agreements that would seek an eventual major West Bank withdrawal and would grant the PA permission to open official institutions in Jerusalem.
A top source said the PA requested that the Obama administration threaten sanctions against Israel for any new Jewish construction in the West Bank.[…]
A cartoon from the PA’s daily paper al-Quds: “Rice speaks about birth of new Middle East.”
So let’s keep that racism under our hats, Pals, while the black half of the dreaded untermenschen ( “under people”) delivers the Jewish half down the river.
Meanwhile, the photo accompanying the WND item smartly shows Obama with his Israeli-born chief of staff:
Which makes the subtle point, I believe, that appointing a Jew or even Israeli to your administration isn’t going to make up for dismantling Israel, nor for one’s life-long anti-Semitic associations including at one’s anti-Semitic church.
That’s why, when Obama supporters protest, “But he appointed Rahm Emanuel his chief of staff — he’s Jewish,” the correct response is: So was Stalin’s chief executioner.
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