How US Diplomatic Strategy Gave Netanyahu Leverage

By: Sunday February 22, 2015 2:00 pm

The latest public spat between the Obama administration and the Netanyahu government centres on Israeli leaks of details of the US negotiating position in the Iran nuclear talks and the US consequently reducing its consultation with Israel on the talks.

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius divulged some of the details of the quarrel this week. It involves the alleged leak to an Israeli journalist of an Obama administration proposal that would “allow Iran to enrich uranium with 6,500 or more centrifuges as part of a final deal,” according to Ignatius.

The immediate issue was White House anger over Netanyahu’s taking advantage of the information on the US negotiating stance to interfere – again – in US domestic politics. But the Ignatius account also provides further evidence that the Obama administration still feels it necessary to clear every significant diplomatic move on Iran with Netanyahu, whose openly declared aim is to prevent any agreement from being reached.

 

MENA Mashup: Al Aqsa, Bibi, and ISIS Mints Currency

By: Saturday November 15, 2014 12:45 pm

On Thursday, SoS Kerry sat down with Bibi and Jordan’s King Playstation to try and rein in the madness of the Al Aqsa hostilities…

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Friday November 7, 2014 8:00 pm

It’s really an ugly scene in Jerusalem, folks…! Bibi is playing with fire…

Late Night: MENA Mashup

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 8:00 pm

Kerry phones Netanyahu to apologize over ‘chickenshit’ slur

So while he has ramped up the pressure on Al Aqsa, the Settlement growth, and closing Gaza’s two crossings recently, Bibi’s actions on Al Aqsa, speak far louder than his words…

Late Night: MENA Mashup: Bibi, ISIS, and Our Coalition of the Willing

By: Monday October 6, 2014 8:00 pm

Once again Bibi is lying through his teeth, let’s delve into some of his asinine assertions…

MENA Mashup: Bibi, the ‘Khorasan Hustle’ and Turkey

By: Friday October 3, 2014 7:10 pm

So after Monday’s blatant bigotry from the UN podium, (where’s Hugo Chávez when ya need him?) the devil Bibi met with Obama in the Oval Office…

MENA Mashup: Abbas, Bibi, and ISIS

By: Monday September 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Seriously, why won’t Abu Mazen sign the Rome Statute…?

Gaza Update: Delays, Deceit, and Death

By: Monday August 18, 2014 6:30 pm

The Ceasefire was in fact extended for another 24 hrs.

Stick Another Fork in the I/P Peace Farce

By: Sunday April 27, 2014 8:47 am

“Semantics of the Israeli occupiers

Imagine a war breaking out between Israel and Jordan. Within two or three days the Israeli army occupies the entire territory of the Hashemite Kingdom. What will be the first act of the occupation authority?

Establish a settlement in Petra? Expropriate land near Aqaba?

No. The very first thing will be to decree that the territory will henceforth be known as “Gilead and Moab”.”

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