|Program Link: Obama and Israel: stalled diplomacy or ‘suspicion and distrust’?|
…Last Monday in the Washington Post, their veteran correspondent Glenn Kessler with his own blog called “Fact Checker,” we’ll put up the link, came up with this gem: “The Fact Checker delves into this issue with some trepidation. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has bedeviled presidents for decades and there are no easy answers. Both sides in the conflict have deeply held narratives about how things have come to this point…We would be foolish to venture an opinion on each side’s collection of historical facts because, seriously, it is a no-win situation.”
This is simply intolerable. “Both sides in the conflict have deeply held narratives about how things came to this point.”
That’s right Glenn. In the year 1935 as well, the Jews had a narrative (those in Germany) according to which they were no threat to Germany – as the German leadership had a deeply held narrative according to which the Jews were plotting to destroy Germany and kill all Germans.
Were Glenn Kessler alive then, would he have also said, “We would be foolish to venture an opinion on each side’s collection of historical facts because, seriously, it is a no-win situation”? Who is to say who is right?
Kessler went on, “The Israeli-Palestinian issue is often considered a central test of a president’s diplomatic skills. Former president George W. Bush was criticized for appearing to ignore the issue until the last months of his administration.”
The ignorance here of not ancient but contemporary history is also just intolerable. President W came into office four months after Arafat and his demons had launched their intifada, their slaughter of Jews which brought all peace discussions to a halt. And for years to come Israel on daily basis battled these satanic terror attacks. If peace talks between Israel and the PA ceased in that period, it has nothing to do with President W ‘ignoring the issue.”
Kessler went on, ‘Obama decided to take on the challenge from day one, appointing a special envoy to prod the parties toward peace.”
There we go again with the moral equivalence. this perfect balanced. Both sides need to be prodded because both sides don’t want peace.
I guess the Arab-Israeli conflict is unique in human history in that it is not possible to judge who has the better case. Both sides have their narrative and who is to say who has the more accurate, more honest one?
This is an Olympian amount of taurine excreta.
Thus do today’s antiJews hide behind the mask of Olympian impartiality and a post-modern refusal to pass judgment. Both sides are equally right and equally wrong – and this too is a pile of equine excreta…