The Surreal State Solution

Following Obama’s weak speeches and Netanyahu’s rejection of any compromise, Palestinians look elsewhere for support.

It’s always bizarre to watch the cheering throng of US congressmen, their pockets lined with AIPAC contributions, fawn over a visiting Israeli leader as if he were a conquering war hero of their own.  But seen on YouTube from the West Bank, Binyamin Netanyahu’s fanciful walk through Middle East diplomacy, and his disingenuous endorsement of peace and democracy – accompanied by an estimated 55 standing ovations – was truly surreal. Read more, from Al-Jazeera English…

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  • I am continually astonished at how negligent we are concerning global costs and consequences of food production and especially food security. We are fishing the oceans dry and purring pourselves in position for starvation and all the consequences of such food shortages that violence is inevitable. Ocean fisheries are the most depleted and have the most potential – 70% of the earth is covered by oceans, so imagine if we farmed the ocerans in a sustainable and ecologically minimally damaging profile…we can do it, but the company I am trying to establish cannot find capital or interest from all the development agencies supposed to be doing just that – such as Feed The Future at USAID. check it out at KZO Sea Farms. Tragic.

  • And as far as Bibi Nutandyahoo and the AIPAC tragic farce, what is there to say except we are a dog wagged by our Israeli tail. What needs to change is the Israeli right wing vision of what constitutes security – surely strength but also equally surely having enemies that are not seeking constantly to attack you (the whole Gaza missile thing). Having lived as a Jew in and among the Muslims of the Arab world for 40 years, it is my conclusion that Israel is its own worst enemy, and the only ones capable of bringing Israel to its knees are the Israelis themselves. So what else is new?

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