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Posted by on Mar 15, 2010 in International, Media, Places, Politics, Religion, War | 2 comments

Israel Uses ‘Diplomatic Terrorism’ Against the United States: Alhayat Aljadeeda, Palestinian Territories

Reflecting the deep sense of Palestinian frustration, columnist Adli Sadek of Alhayat Aljadeeda, a newspaper in the Palestinian territories, writes that the Israeli government is playing Washington like a harp, by using the trumped-up threat of an Iranian bomb to force it to back off on Israeli-Palestinian talks and the formation of a Palestinian state.

Sadek goes on to warn Arabs that they must be united and use economic leverage – including threats involving oil – to force Washington to see reason, because, “Unless Americans know what they stand to lose, they’ll never understand how to mend their ways.”

For Alhayat Aljadeeda, Adli Sadek writes in part:

At the moment Joseph Biden arrived in Tel Aviv, I wrote that while his public mission was to reach an agreement on a format for [Israeli-Palestinian] talks, in substance it had more to do with American panic over the diplomatic terrorism being practiced by the Netanyahu government, which consists of pretending that Israel is preparing to strike Iran to protect itself from an Iranian nuclear bomb.

During Biden’s tour, he seemed to placate the Netanyahu government on more than one level by raising America’s tone against Iran and once again marketing the idea that Iran is a danger to Arab countries. Meanwhile, Israel trumpeted its alleged desire for peace in the region while denying the issue that is central to Arabs and Muslims [Palestinian statehood], treating it as merely a passing event of no importance!

Can the Arab system, with all of its factions, adopt a strategy for pressuring Washington that is based on tangible issues like monetary deposits, oil prices, economic cooperation, security partnership, logistical support and other factors?

Unless Americans know what they stand to lose, they’ll never understand how to mend their ways. If they didn’t have Netanyahu lying to them and terrorizing them with the pretense that he’s preparing to strike Iran – a tactic designed to make America drop everything just to beg him to be rational – then we could be more straight-forward with America and ourselves.

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