Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Syncopathic Siegman

Henry Siegman, director of the U.S./Middle East Project and a former national director of the American Jewish Congress and of the Synagogue Council of America, has been a frequent target here. I don't think he thinks.

A recent example:-

If an Israeli government were truly interested in reaching a peace accord that would end the occupation and establish a viable Palestinian state, it could do so only with a government that includes both major Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah. It is precisely because Israeli governments know this that they have consistently incited Fatah to engage in fratricidal conflict with Hamas

...no, Hamas did not send rockets into Sderot – a war crime no matter what their purpose – in order to repay Sharon for his generosity, but in response to the prime minister’s strangling of Gaza, also a war crime...

...the first question should not be, “Should Israel talk to Hamas?” but rather, “Should Israel be allowed by the United States and the international community to continue its settlement enterprise to the point of irreversibility?”...An appropriate response to this continuing deceit would be an American engagement with Hamas, conditioned on Hamas’ implementation of its promise to allow Abbas to negotiate a peace agreement on behalf of a unity government...

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