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All of those around the table also “took pleasure in Indyk’s public bashing of Israel in his speech,” according to the source. “Whatever supposed even-handedness there was in public … was absolutely gone in private.”


Middle East envoy Martin Indyk was overheard at an upscale Washington, D.C., bar bashing Israel and fully blaming it for the recent failure of peace talks with the Palestinians, according to an individual who overheard the conversation and described it as a surprising and “nasty” 30-minute-long tirade against the Jewish state.

Indyk—who has been identified by the Washington Free Beacon as the source of a recent series of anonymous quotes in the press condemning Israel—was caught openly lashing out at Israel over drinks with several members of his staff and wife, Gahl Burt.

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The conversation took place in the hotel bar at the Ritz-Carlton on Thursday night, shortly after Indyk finished delivering remarks at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s (WINEP) annual gala.

While Indyk was critical of Israel in his public remarks, he and his staff are said to have let loose on the Jewish state over drinks before Indyk was scheduled to meet with former Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

“The tone was nasty,” according to the source who overheard the conversation.

Indyk and his staff “openly blamed” conservative Israeli politician Naftali Bennett and others for “sabotaging the [peace] negotiations” by issuing permits for new Israeli housing blocks in Jerusalem.

“In the 30 minute conversation, no one at the table mentioned a single wrong thing the Palestinians had done,” according to the source who overheard the conversation. “There was no self-criticism whatsoever.”

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Before everyone gets too excited about Ron Paul - I would like all of you to please take a look at this last Bill that went throught Congress.


Ron Paul voted NO!!!!!!



In a remarkable bipartisan show of support for Israel and condemnation of the purveyors of hate within the Gaza and West Bank areas, the U.S. Congress just passed Resolution 268, by a whopping majority of 407 votes “For”, and only 6 “Against.” Another 13 voted “Present” thus taking no stand one way or the other, tantamount to a vote “Against.”

The resolution calls for the suspension of Foreign Aid to Gaza/West Bank Palestinians until they agree to acknowledge Israel and to finally agree to sit at the negotiating table to begin genuine peace talks.

Yes, the U.S. gives foreign aid to Gaza/West Bank Palestinians. It’s not even a country. Depending on what source you subscribe to, and what year (2009 or 2010), they generally rank 7th on the list, behind Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, Pakistan, Egypt and Sudan. In 2009, that amounted to almost $1 billion of American tax dollars. Meanwhile, we can all access the internet and watch their mobs in the street scream “Death To America!”

True, the money is designated for humanitarian assistance, but we all know how that actually works. Rarely, does foreign aid in any of these countries end up where it is meant for.

This vote not only shores up support for Israel as an ally and partner in world peace, it sends a powerful message to our president that we, the people of the United States, are not prepared to make unreasonable and disastrous demands upon Israel until the Palestinians show good will in recognizing Israel’s right to exist. President Obama’s recent announcement demanding Israel’s return to the 1967 borders has blown up in his face.

There were a total of 19 congressman who did not vote for the resolution. In other words, these 19 congressmen and women, in my view, basically sided with Hamas. Here are their names:

Voting against:

Dennis Kucinic, D – Oh

Nick Rahall, D – WV

Ron Paul – R – Tx

Walter Jones, D – NC

Eral Blumenauer, D – Or

Justin Amash, R – Mi

Voting Present: (all Democrats)

Lynn Woolsey

Barbara Lee

Fortney Stark

Maxine Waters

Andre Carson

Chellie Pingree

Donna Edwards

Keith Ellison

Betty McCollum

Eddie Johnson

James Moran

James McDermott

Gwen Moore

Five were unable to vote, i.e. Gabreille Giffords, etc.

For more information, access these links:

Click here: GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 268:

Click here: United States foreign aid – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Click here: U.S. House passes resolution threatening to suspend aid to Palestinians








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10/11/2010 11:46:45 AM ET

The Palestinians swiftly rejected an offer

Monday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to

renew a freeze on West Bank settlement construction in

exchange for recognizing Israel as a Jewish nation-state.

"If the Palestinian leadership will say unequivocally to its

people that it recognizes Israel as the homeland of the

Jewish people, I will be ready to convene my government

and request a further suspension," Netanyahu told parliament.

Netanyahu has been under heavy international pressure

to renew a just-expired slowdown on settlement construction.

The Palestinians have said they will walk away from

negotiations if the settlement curbs aren't extended.

There was immediate speculation that the conditional offer

was unlikely to resolve the impasse over settlements,

which stalled peace talks just a month after they were

launched. Only moments after the proposal was revealed,

a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

said they had rejected it. Netanyahu's comments came

amid a spat over the Israeli government's approval of a

bill to require new citizens to pledge a loyalty oath to

a "Jewish and democratic" state.

In general, the Arab minority — making up one in five

Israelis — view the oath as a provocation aimed at further

making them second-class citizens in a country where

they already feel discriminated against. Netanyahu said

the bill, which must still be voted on by parliament,

reflected the essence of Israel at a time when many

are trying to blur the connection between the Jewish

people and their homeland.

"The state of Israel is the national state of the Jewish

people and is a democratic state in which all its

citizens — Jews and non-Jews — enjoy full equal

rights," he said. "Whoever wants to join us, has

to recognize us."

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

[I believe it is time to remove the prime minister

of Israel out of office. Start off by voting in person

that has passion for serving country.

As in serving fellow citizens.

Netanyahu has been prime minister for how

long now? Too long. He hasn't lifted a finger to

serve Jewish people. It is apparent, he is

only interested in serving himself. By the

looks of things, he has never been service

oriented. If he was he would have accomplished

something by now.

Why make either side suffer when the simple

solution to the problem is replace what ills.

Palestinian prime minister can't negotiate with

someone who has no interest in negotiating.

I mean give the man a break,

least he's trying.

Israel prime minister can't expect Palestine to

just give in to his wishes, not after the minster

nearly toppled Palestine!

What you want to bet Palestine and new Israel

prime minister get along fairly well? Place a person

who has compassion into the mix, and it will result in;

a done deal. Negotiating for peace agreement be a cake walk.]

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