Friday, March 22, 2013
Fine words butter no parsnips
As usual great rhetoric from Obama in Israel:
Palestinians have "a right to be a free people in their own land".
"The only way for Israel to to endure and thrive as a Jewish and democratic state is through the realisation of an independent and viable Palestine".
I am not cynical about his rhetoric or the value of saying such things in the heart of Israel but US support for Israel despite the continued illegal settlement building and despite their treatment of innocent Palestinians, all of which Obama condemned, this support gives Israel permission to carry on.
Palestinians are cynical about Obama as they see US aid to Israel increase.and no change in their situation.
Time to butter some parsnips, Mr President.