Mr. Netanyahu made the comment to his Cabinet Sunday as the U.S. envoy on Middle East peace arrived in Israel to try to start indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Palestinians are demanding Israel stop settlement construction in East Jerusalem, on land captured during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The issue has disrupted the peace process and turned into a public dispute between Israeli and U.S. officials.
Mitchell is to meet with Mr. Netanyahu Sunday before the Israeli prime minister leaves for Washington to address a major pro-Israel lobbying group and meet with congressional leaders. " VOA
Why is George Mitchell humiliating himself in this way? I always found him to be stuffy but courteous,something like a New England pharmacist with ill fitting dentures, but nonetheless, a man of substance and dignity. He is quite old now. Not even special mission aircraft from USAF can make the stress of travel easy for him.
Natanyahu is mocking him, mocking Clinton, mocking Obama, mocking the United States. Bibi is coming to Washington to lead a pep rally of Americans who belong to an organization (AIPAC) that openly sided with Israel against the US in the recent mini-flap. Then he will stroke and be stroked by major donors and the servile media. Then he will go to Congress where his agents of influence, some of them ideological, some merely grasping for support for re-election, will sit at his feet adoringly. Why should Natanyahu pay any attention to our government? He thinks, with some justice, that he runs America.
George, go back to Lewiston or wherever it was and lick your wounds. pl