Leftist Jewish group nobody ever heard of to Israel: Stop demanding that the Goldstone Report include actual, unbiased facts! Oh, this one’s rich. Hundreds of Jews have signed a letter telling Israel and the worldwide Jewish community to stop “vilifying” the Goldstone Report. Signers include Tony “I’m Jewish but Israel really sucks” Judt, Howard “I’m Jewish too and Israel really, really sucks” Zinn, and then a bunch of tiny Israel-hating Jewish groups that use the word “peace” in their titles so you know they really mean it. Switching to something actually interesting now.
Iran to Syria: Give us back the uranium we illegally sold you. And oh yeah—do it on your own damned dime. Wow, this one’s just awesome. Iran wants Syria to return the uranium it was supposed to use in the nuclear plant that Israel bombed so that, well, Syria couldn’t make a nuclear bomb. I hope they do try it. And the IDF intercepts the ship. That would be fun.
No Security Council resolution on Goldstone: Israel and the White House have apparently reached a “silent understanding” on not letting Goldstone reach the Security Council. How long before the Palestinians and the OIC get noisy about the silence? I figure a day or two.
The Palestinian Lobby trumps the Israel lobby. Hillary Clinton has now been spanked by just about all the major players in the Middle East for daring to suggest that a total settlement freeze should not be a precondition to peace talks. And she has been properly repentant:
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Washington does not accept the legitimacy of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and wants to see their construction halted “forever.”
That’s funny. I thought it was the Israel lobby that was powerful enough to force the U.S. President to dance to its tune, and yet, here she is, slamming Israel only days after saying that Netanyahu made “unprecedented” steps toward freezing settlement construction. Huh. Go figure. That Walt & Mearsheimer—boy, they really pulled one over on the world, hey?