Roadblock to peace

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First there is an incident at the State Department in which the secretary of state justifiably accuses Israel of causing the peace process to collapse, using the phrase “and poof,” followed by a defacto backtracking at the State Department, saying that both parties are responsible for the failure of the peace process.

Then there is an incident in which the secretary of state identifies Israel as a future apartheid state, and then again conveys that it was a poor choice of words.

In fact, it doesn’t even begin to convey the disingenuousness of the Israelis in intentionally destroying the prospects of peace in the region. Every time Israel even participates in peace talks — that term is used operatively — it announces an expansion of settlements, which reflect a fake commitment to any resolution to the occupation of territories in direct violation of international agreements. All anyone need do to see the magnitude of this territorial theft is look at any number of maps.

PATRICK RODGERS
Rosslyn Farms


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