Thursday, April 14, 2011

Obama Administration: When Peace Treaty Fails, Its Time to Sign Another One

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By Barry Rubin

It’s very difficult to overstate the illogical nature of Obama Administration Middle East policy. Here’s a small example.

Israel made a peace treaty with the government of Egypt. The government of Egypt has now been overthrown. All the political forces in the country now openly talk about unilaterally revising or throwing out that peace treaty. The “moderate” candidate for president said that if Israel attacked the Gaza Strip (after being attacked from the Gaza Strip of course) Egypt should go to war.

SO the Obama Administration concludes that Israel must rush to make a deal with another government (which doesn’t even control half the territory that it claims to represent) that might be overthrown and…

Well, you get the picture. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration doesn’t.

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Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley), and The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan). His latest book is Israel: An Introduction, to be published by Yale University Press later this year. You can read more of Barry Rubin's posts at Rubin Reportsand now on his new blog, Rubin Reports, on Pajamas Media

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1 comment:

NormanF said...

These people believe in a fairy tale world.

Should Israel pander to the Obama Administration's peace wonderland?

No set of unilateral Israeli concessions will produce peace or end the conflict.

Not in our lifetime.