Wednesday, September 28, 2016

And the Winner Is?

You are girding your loins for the great debate, the one that may well decide whether or not you make it to the White House. Millions of Americans will be watching your every move. Millions of Americans will be hanging on your every word. Nothing, but nothing, can be allowed to distract you from your task of winning over Mr & Mrs America.

Except one thing - a one-and-a-half-hour meeting encounter with Benjamin Netanyahu.

So he can vet your speech and make a few changes:

"The candidates hunkered for much of Sunday, during which each broke from debate preparation to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - Trump in the morning and Clinton, reportedly, was to see him later in the day. Having already abandoned an early undertaking to be 'neutral' in the Israel-Palestine conflict, a statement issued by the Trump campaign after the 90-minute encounter, argued 'peace will only come when the Palestinians renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish State'. Trump also pledged a big shift in US policy, undertaking that if elected, he would recognise the contested city of Jerusalem as 'the undivided capital of the State of Israel'." (Election debate will be a mud wrestle, not a policy contest, Paul McGeough, Sydney Morning Herald, 27/9/16)

Only (?) in USrael.

1 comment:

Grappler said...

"Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do
that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don't worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it." - Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

I tend to be very careful to separate "Jewish" from "Israeli" from "Zionist". But the Zionists aren't. Imagine if the French Prime Minister said that they controlled America. There would be headlines on all of the MSM and a diplomatic crisis.