Friday, February 26, 2010

Is President Obama's Middle East Envoy About To Quit Because Of White House Bias Towards Israel?

Photo: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. envoy George Mitchell in London last September. (Archive)

Arab Source: Mitchell Wanted To Quit Over U.S. Bias For Israel -- Haaretz

An Arab political source said Friday that special U.S. Mideast envoy George Mitchell has requested to resign due to his frustration with the way the Obama administration has been handling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to a Nazareth-based daily.

Hadith a-Nass reported that Mitchell's request stemmed partly from to his own failure to advance the resumption of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and also from his perception that certain elements within the State Department hold biased favor toward Israel.

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My Comment: I have been following the Middle East conflict for the past 30+ years. The present frustration level is now approaching the level that in the past always resulted in wars and an increase in terrorism.

So .... is war possible in the next year or two? In this case I cannot help but feel that all sides are now positioning themselves for another war, and I cannot help but believe that envoys like George Mitchell are aware that they are powerless to do anything to stop it.

I know that if I was George Mitchell .... I would probably be looking for the exits.

1 comment:

An eye opener said...

Haaretz twisted language, especially on racism: slaps it on cultural divisions or on safety but not on Arab Muslim racist attacks

The "competetive" tantrum trend among hard Israeli left to utter the "racisn" terminology has been for some time.

They are ever so loud on isolated cases of violent attacks against Arabs which we all condemn, of course.

Yet, they are silent on every weekly attacks by racist Arabs targeting Jewish civilians (at times travelling for miles far away from own Arab town...). Of course it's Arab Muslim terrorism but it's also anti-Jewish ethnic racism and religious bigotry. 

Yet, will term any Israeli security measure as "racist." As if it's "not" saving lives, what it is really about.

Will minimize Arab Islamic Palestinian use of its own population as human shields (at least since 1980 by Arafat), and Israeli attempts to evacuate before an anti terror operation. 

Will maximize exaggerate any claim of abuse.

Incidentally, with all the heavily funded anti Israel groups in Israel. why isn't there any peace movement on the Arab Palestinian side, Hamas' Gaza or Fatah's Ramallah? 

If one specific community wants to keep its unique education, they immediately cry "racism".

They are silent on every Israeli court case that favors Arab vs Jew. But ever so loud on any partial-discriminatory incident. Despite the fact, it is rather ultra-orthodox who feel most all out discriminated against, mainly prompted by anti Religious hatred campaign by hard left like Haaretz.

These supposed "peaceninks", these same hypocrites, incite against, demonize Haredi ultra Orthodox conscientious objectors who refuse to serve in IDF draft in Israeli army.

Haaretz and the like, are not just biased. But hate mongers.