Monday, November 17, 2008

The counter-productive blame game

If you have read my blog during the last few years you know that I do believe that George W. Bush is one of the worst friends that Israel ever had, that a real friend would not have done nothing substantial for more than six years and that I am absolutely in favor of strong American involvement in whatever is left of any peace process. Such involvement should definitely include pressure on Israel to make concessions . Still, this kind of one-sided mea/tea culpa - which seems to be the trademark of certain progressive Jews and/or Israelis, is quite useless, since it ignores three (or four) of the main parties involved in the conflict: the Palestinians ( or: Hamas and the rest of the Palestinians ), the Arab world, and last but not least Iran. Only a comprehensive approach, with comprehensive pressure and attention, will allow Washington ( and Brussels ) to yield any positive and longlasting results.

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