Friday, April 9, 2010

Bibi Fires a Shot

Bibi gets finally fires a 'diplomatic shot' across Obama's bow. I'm thinking it's about time. Israel has been pushed, and shoved, and bullied since Obama took office. I think our President has met his match when it comes to speaking ability. I'm certain he is quite overmatched in the intelligence department. (Think that one through.)
Read on
Netanyahu Shuns Nuclear Summit in Spat With US Over Security Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
The breach remains
The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's decision to cancel his attendance at the US-sponsored summit on nuclear terror, opening in Washington Monday, April 11, marks a new nadir in relations between the two governments. They have gone from bad to worse since the flare-up between US president Barack Obama and the Israeli prime minister when they met at the White House on March 23. The cancellation was announced in Jerusalem Thursday, April 8, shortly after the US and Russian presidents signed a treaty in Prague to reduce their warheads by 30 percent. debkafile's Washington sources report White House officials are furious over Netanyahu's last-minute withdrawal and his decision to be represented at the summit of some 40 world leaders by intelligence and atomic energy minister Dan Meridor. Washington took his action as a message that Netanyahu would no longer cooperate with the US on security matters so long as the Obama administration pursued a policy Israel regarded as detrimental to its security interests.
The word reaching debkafile from Jerusalem is that the prime minister acted out of two motives:
1. Israeli government circles were advised to read two reports leaked to US newspapers ( Washington Post: Obama weighs new peace plan for the Middle East and the New York Times: Should US design Mideast peace plan?) which appeared to herald the White House's intention to impose a peace settlement on Israel.
Our sources in Washington and Jerusalem named National Security Adviser James Jones as the source of the leaks. One senior source said the leaked reports were serious because "President Obama has his mind set on getting the borders of Israel and the future Palestinian state negotiated and settled in four months. This process leaves no room for any discussion on the security frontiers promised Israel for decades, yet the US president expects the Netanyahu government to accept Washington's borders-cum-Palestinian state package without demur. His planners have shaped a Palestinian state within borders that make no provision for Israeli security. That is something the Netanyahu government will never accept."
2. At the end of their stormy conversation in the White House, Obama handed Netanyahu a list of 11 issues on which he asked Jerusalem to respond. The prime minister continues to withhold his replies having been convinced from close study of the issues/queries that they were clever formulations designed to trick him into endorsing the new American plan for the Middle East. This episode alone illustrates the depth of discord and mistrust clouding relations between the two governments, originating on Israel's side from disappointment over the Obama administration's failure to make good on his high-sounding pledges of tangible steps to abort Iran's nuclear arms program.
Without answers to Obama's eleven puzzles, Netanyahu does not feel his trip to Washington is necessary, especially when the only promises he expects to be kept are those of Egyptian, Turkish and other Muslim rulers to slam Israel for its presumed atomic arsenal. Equally unnecessary is the US Middle East envoy George Mitchell's umpteenth shuttle between Jerusalem and Ramallah. His next trip scheduled for April 11 was also called off.

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