Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Now Where Have I Seen That Before?

Sometimes you need a microscope and a pair of tweezers to tell the difference between Fairfax and Murdoch fishwrapper:

Vic Alhadeff is chief executive of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies.
Robert Goot is president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
Alhadeff's propaganda piece (First step is accepting Israel's right to exist) appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, 15/3/10
Goot's propaganda piece (Two-state solution fading away) appeared in The Australian, 16/3/10
Alhadeff said, Blah, blah and blah.
Quite coincidentally, Goot said the same!

Alhadeff: "One has only to glance at the historic offer which the former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert put to Abbas in 2008."
Goot: "The last serious negotiations occurred in... 2008. Israel's then prime minister, Ehud Olmert, presented the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, with a map proposing permanent borders between Israel and a new state of Palestine."

Alhadeff: "According to the proposal, Israel would annex 6.3% of the West Bank - areas that are home to 75% of the Jewish population of the territories."
Goot: "Under the proposal, Israel would annex 6.3% of the West Bank, areas that are home to 75% of the Jewish population of the territories."

Alhadeff: "Thousands of settlers and dozens of settlements would be evacuated."
Goot: "His proposal would have involved removal of dozens of settlements... and the evacuation of tens of thousands of Israeli settlers."

Alhadeff: "In return for the 6.3%, Israel would transfer to the Palestinians an equivalent bloc - 327 square kilometres of mostly agricultural land, as well as a safe-passage corridor connecting the West Bank to Gaza."
Goot: "In return for the annexation to Israel of Ma'aleh Adumim, Gush Etzion, Ariel, Beit Aryeh and settlements adjacent to Jerusalem, Olmert proposed transferring to the Palestinians an equivalent area from within pre-1967 Israel, about 327 sq km of mostly agricultural land, as well as a safe-passage highway from Hebron to the Gaza Strip."

Alhadeff: "Jerusalem would be shared so it would be the capital of Israel and Palestine;"
Goot: "Olmert offered to share Jerusalem so that it would be the capital of both Israel and Palestine."

Alhadeff: "... and the sites in Jerusalem which are holy to Christians, Muslims and Jews would be administered by the US, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Israel and Palestine."
Goot: "Jerusalem's holy sites would be administered by Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and the US."

Alhadeff: "The negotiations never reached that point."
Goot: "But the negotiations came to a dead halt."

Alhadeff: "Abbas - like his predecessor, Yasser Arafat, when offered a similar deal by the then US president Bill Clinton - did not even propose a counter-offer."
Goot: "Abbas, like his predecessor Yasser Arafat, who was presented with a similar deal by US president Bill Clinton at Taba in... 2001, refused even to respond to the proposal. No counter-offer. No discussion."

That's enough! Both of you to the headmaster now! This school will not tolerate the pernicious practice of copying someone else's homework, you hear? You're both getting O!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's the same old homework they came up with in the fifth form and they were smoking something at the back of the toilets that made them giggle like little girls. I recommend a few good games of football for Alhadeff and Goot.