Or this one?
Free Beacon The administration is seeking a complete or partial IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, where the border between Israel and Jordan lies at the eastern edge of Judea and Samaria, also called the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority has long sought control of the valley. However, Israel and Jordan are opposed to an IDF withdrawal, which they fear would enable the transit of terrorists and arms through Jordan into the West Bank.
After a prominent retired Israeli general spoke out against IDF withdrawal from the Jordan Valley, Israeli media reported that the Obama administration’s head envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Martin Indyk, convened a meeting of Israeli security officials. He pressured them to drop their objections to the plan and make media appearances in support of it to help sell a skeptical Israeli public on the benefits of a reduction in security.
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“It’s our land, we do what we want.
This is our home, this is our rules.
Can’t you see it’s we who own the land, can’t you see it’s we who take a stand.”
Times of Israel h/t Liz
The global movement for a campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it gives up all the land that rightfully belongs to the state of Israel was initiated by Arabs of Palestine in 2005, and is coordinated by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), established in 2007. BDS is a strategy that allows Jew-haters from every walk of life to play a role in destroying the Jewish state and giving its land to a people who have only been known as Palestinians since 1967.
The group called ‘We are Synonomous’ is made up mainly of Christians and Jews who counter the boycott and protest activities of anti-Israel groups who try to shut down stores and businesses that do business with Israel or carry Israeli-made goods. ‘We are Synonomous’ says, “If you threaten to boycott an Israeli Business, we will move in and make them profitable, whether we need what they are selling, or not.”
.@AmbDermer in other words from occupied East Jerusalem.
Scott Roth (@scottroth76) December 4, 2013
You can read the rest here: Mondoweiss
Woody Tanaka says:
Why is this ethno-religious supremacist state giving the President of our secular nation a provocative propaganda “gift” like this?
Well, I guess it’s better than the spit in the face that Netanyahoo gave to the pope.
“dating to approximately the year 0″
There is no year zero. It goes from 1 BC to 1 AD.
It’s a reminder. The handcuffs are a way to show him: remember who and what constrains you.
I also think it isn’t a surprise that the cuffs are out from occupied East Jerusalem, a double way to show that we’ll do what we want and you better accept it.
Finally, by giving him the cuffs, they can directly measure if Obama is using the gift. If he isn’t, count on it to be a talking point to the neocon collaborationists that Dermer is close to in the America media. It’s like the whole “Obama threw out the Churchill statue” talking point only this time even more amplified.
“Why does Obama refuse to use the gifts he’s gotten”. Obama can’t ever explain away not using them in their company. Either he uses them or not. It’s a direct measure: how dedicated is he to our settlement enterprise and to toe the line we set out for him, with the help of the lobby?
The cuffs are actually a smart political move to try to box him in.
It’s an understanding that perception matters a lot in politics, and the cuffs are a clever way to force that issue on Obama.
Say what you will, but the even if the gifts being given by Israel are very telling of what country they are, and their mindset, they are clever and thought-through.
I think Israeli politicians need to find a personal shopper or concierge service that can advise them on gifts. A book on the inquisition to the Pope and settlement cuff links to Obama?? Are they really that clueless on etiquette and diplomacy?
I agree with you Sammar. Rudeness isn’t cute
(Finally, one intelligent commenter)
Jerusalem is one of the oldest inhabited Jewish cities in the world.
Anti-Semites and Israel haters get upset at being reminded of Jewish antiquity – because the Jewish presence there preceded that of the Arabs by thousands of years.
Jerusalem isn’t a “settlement.” Its the eternal capital of Israel!
(Only to be answered by an idiot)
Woody Tanaka says:
“Jerusalem is one of the oldest inhabited Jewish cities in the world.”
Great. And it’s home to a centuries’ old Palestinian community.
LMAO. Straw man.
“Israel haters get upset at being reminded of Jewish antiquity – because the Jewish presence there preceded that of the Arabs by thousands of years.”
Wrong on two counts. First, no one gets upset about Jewish antiquity (it’s not like anyone has to be reminded of it, given the way you zios babble on and on about it…). Second, to the extend people react to it, they are reacting to the criminal thesis that because there were Jews there are various points in the past, that the Jews of today have any right, soverignty or ownership there.
“Jerusalem isn’t a ‘settlement.’”
The Jewish developments in Arab East Jerusalem absolutely are.
“Its the eternal capital of Israel!”
LMAO. israel doesnt’ even have soveregnty over any of it. To judge by the embassies, the zionist settlement city of Tel Aviv is the capital. And, besides, for all but about 15 minutes back in the stone age, prior to 1948, there wasn’t even a political entity named “israel” that Jerusalem could be capital of. Nothing “eternal” about that.
Jerusakem is a city. It was not built by Jews and thus is not a Jewish city. It’s not even in Israel.
And nothing is eternal. Stated come and go and when Israel is gone,it will be a city in a future state.