Sunday, March 21, 2010

David Remnick Making Sense in The New Yorker

David Remnick, writing in The New Yorker, makes the case for Netanyahu and his right wing Likud buddies to abandon their wish to retain the status quo in the Israeli/Palestinian standoff.

He ridicules the idea that Obama is cool toward Israel, citing examples of Obama's past and current relationships with American Jews of many stripes. He makes the case for the creation of an independent Palestinian state, with a contiguous land mass approximating the size of the West Bank and Gaza, allowing for land swaps to offset the Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land. He also makes the case that the capital of that state should be East Jerusalem.

It will be interesting to see how Netanyahu conducts himself during his upcoming visit to this country, specifically what he says to AIPAC when he addresses them, and what HRC will say to that right wing Jewish lobby.


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