Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New U.S. pressure on Israel

The U.S. is once more pressing Israel's leader "to lay out his vision for restarting peace talks" with the Palestinians, i.e., "to unveil a new peace plan".

Put aside for a minute the question of why the nation defending itself owes a peace offer to the people shooting anti tank missiles at school buses.

The really confusing question is the timing.

American Jews tend to gather twice per year, during the High Holy Days in the fall and during Passover in the spring, i.e., now.

Who in the White House decided to pressure Israel now, during Passover, when Jews gather and tend to talk and discuss issues of concern to the Jewish community?

It's as if they were looking for a way to intentionally insult and turn off an important part of the Democratic base at the most inopportune time.

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