Israel has threatened to block the Middle East peace process over the European Union’s harsh criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday that Israel strongly protested at the criticism by EU ministers and senior officials about Israel’s new government, warning that the Netanyahu’s largely right-wing cabinet will forgo the Mideast peace process as long as the hawkish administration is under criticism.
EU External Affairs Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner recently called for a freeze in upgrading ties with Israel over its peace process policies.
Last month, the European Union warned Netanyahu that ties with Israel would suffer should he reject the two-state solution.
The largely right-wing cabinet of Israel’s hawkish prime minister has halted the previous negotiations over the formation of an independent Palestinian state, questioning the US-backed agreements reached in Annapolis.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Tel Aviv was not bound by the 2007 deal, under which Israel agreed to the creation of a Palestinian state, describing the process as a ‘dead end’.
At the US-hosted Annapolis Conference, Israel pledged to halt all settlement activities in East Jerusalem (al-Quds) and the West Bank. Jerusalem (al-Quds) is widely viewed as the capital of Palestine’s future state.
Israel has in recent months announced the construction of hundreds of new housing units in the city, in breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions
Comment: ok, so now even the Israelis are rejecting a two-state solution. Not that they favor a one-state solution – they want a no-state solution, at least a no state solution for Palestine. So basically the Israeli approved “solutions” now are:
a) deporting the Palestinians
b) incarcerating the Palestinians or
c) exterminating the Palestinians
It is rather obvious that, in fact, the Zionists have already agreed on implementing a combination of these three “solutions”. The only difference between the various Israeli governments is in the exact ratio of solutions chosen at any one moment in time. That’s all. The mix, as such, has already been adopted by consensus by the Israeli society.
Zieg Eretz Yisrael!
This clarity is a good thing as it offers the rest of (civilized) mankind another two fundamental options:
a) a racist genocidal “Jewish state” run amok or
b) a single democratic state based on a one man one vote principle
As Norman Finkelstein constantly repeats, there is nothing complicated about the conflict in the Middle-East. The arrogance and hubris of the current Isareli government only helps to make this clear.
In the meantime, I leave you with a video which really says it all: