Monday, March 15, 2010

Backlash is Coming - II

Marty Peretz at The New Republic - no Republican he - jumps in with both feet on Obama, Hillary, Axelrod, et al, as well. Peretz points out the obvious: that predictably, the Palestinians "will become increasingly demanding and recalcitrant".

AIPAC also published - unusually so - a very strong statement exhorting the administration to take "immediate steps" to diffuse the tension.

Jennifer Rubin adds a piece, "No Way to Run a Foreign Policy" and Emauele Ottolenghi chimes in with the modern day-Democratic version of James Baker's famous quote, "F--- the Jews, they didn't vote for us anyway", i.e. "F---the Jews, they always vote for us anyway".

Barry Rubin also publishes a piece quoting from the not-so-recent past the Secretary of State and the State Department's praise for the freezing of construction on the West Bank - but not in east Jerusalem (and Ramat Shlomo can barely be considered to be in east Jerusalem).

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