Friday, May 20, 2011

Some differences between us in the precise formulations and language


Obama met Netanyahu today. What fun. Afterwards, they came out to pretend not to loathe each other in front of the cameras.


Obama repeated his alleged support for “a contiguous, functioning and effective Palestinian state,” adding, “Obviously there are some differences between us in the precise formulations and language, and that’s going to happen between friends.” For example, Obama said he supports a contiguous, functioning and effective Palestinian state, and Netanyahu said, “Fuck the Palestinians.” You know, just differences in precise formulations and language.


They both agreed that Hamas, which at the last election was the party that garnered the most votes in the Occupied Territories, is not a viable partner for negotiation (“the Palestinian version of Al Qaida,” Bibi called them). Obama said, “it is very difficult for Israel to be expected to negotiate in a serious way with a party that refuses to acknowledge its right to exist.” Because they keep saying, “Does anybody hear something? I thought I heard something” when you’re trying to talk RIGHT NEXT TO THEM.

Netanyahu rejected the 1967 borders Obama called for because “they don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.” Massive settlement activity, deportations, the occasional massacre, you know, demographic changes.

JEWZ IS SHORT: Netanyahu: “Mr. President, you’re the -- you’re the leader of a great people, the American people. And I’m the leader of a much smaller people”.


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