Status quo between Israel and Palestinians no good
I don’t like the idea of Israel and Palestinian advocates becoming a political football, but Perry has kicked off.
I have to admit that I am most uncomfortable with the US Foreign Policy on all fronts these days because 1) I don’t understand it and 2) I believe what we have been doing is something we cannot afford.
Look, displaced Arabs, no matter what they are called need a home. The subject land where they are living 1) can become a part of an adjacent nation or 2) can become a new nation. Arabs calling themselves Palestinians don’t recognize Israel as a nation. That is too bad for them because the rest of us do.
The subject is what to do with remnants of people who had their tents sold out from under them by Arab sheiks long ago. If the displaced people will accept their statehood while recognizing Israel, their neighbor, maybe things can be worked out. If they persist along their historical path, statehood may resolve little of the hostility with Israel.
Frankly, it would be best, in my opinion, for Jordan to annex some and for Egypt to annex some and move forward with those two nations managing the result. Creating a new nation seems forced and awkward, more so than annexation.
As for Rick Perry, I would like to hear him say that it is not the US business to negotiate the terms or to facilitate anymore. We tried that. The UN may be the best place to resolve the dispute. What intellectual investment has Perry made in studying the situation to be shooting off his mouth? I am listening.
Question for Rick Perry, does the UN have jurisdiction over the definition of any land currently held by Israel?
“Perry Blames Obama 'Appeasement' for Palestinian Statehood Bid
Published September 20, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry accused President Obama of fostering a policy of "appeasement" in the Middle East, blaming him for the standoff at the United Nations over the Palestinian bid for statehood recognition.
Diving into one of the most high-profile foreign policy disputes, the Texas governor appeared alongside Jewish leaders in New York Tuesday to pledge unwavering support to Israel and call on the Obama administration to take a stronger stance against the statehood bid.
"We are indignant that certain Middle Eastern leaders have discarded the principle of direct negotiations," he said. "We are equally indignant of the Obama administration and their Middle East policy of appeasement."
Perry called on the U.S. to approach the Middle East with a "new firmness and a new resolve." Perry criticized Obama for demanding concessions from the Jewish state that Perry says emboldened the Palestinians to seek recognition by the U.N.
"We would not be here today ... if the Obama policy in the Middle East wasn't naive and arrogant, misguided and dangerous," he said.
Perry said the U.S. -- to show there are "consequences" for the action at the U.N. -- should reconsider its aid to the Palestinians and shut down the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Washington office if the vote proceeds. He also expressed support for continued settlement construction and suggested the U.S. Embassy be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as a nod of support for a united Jerusalem under Israeli rule.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/...n-israel/#ixzz1YW4Thvgy”
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