The awarding of the Nobel Peace prize to Barack Obama has upset many people in the Israel government because they believe the American president will use gaining the Nobel as a weapon in his fight to establish peace in the Middle East. Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the Israel Radio that a comprehensive peace agreement with Palestinians is “impossible” for the forseeable future and that anyone who hold such crazy ideas “simply does not understand reality.” Lieberman wants to shut down any talks on peace with Palestinians and substitute the policy of doing nothing. In fact, the Israel foreign minister would prefer to loosen ties with the United States and seek new allies in Africa or eastern Europe. He insists Obama’s desire for peace with the Palestinian Authority would only lead to failure, and “disappointment and frustration.”
One can only wonder if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agrees with his own foreign minister or does he have another goal in mind? If Israel does not seek peace in the Middle East then what should be the goals of American foreign policy in the region? Lieberman is off his rocker if he actually believes forging close relations with Russia or African nations will strengthen Israel in the world. Check votes in the UN. In virtually all votes dealing with Israel the overwhelming majority of nations vote against Israel and Russia will never do anything to harm its close relations with Iran and Arab nations.
How did the Israel people ever decide to entrust their destiny with a man who has absolutely not grasp of “reality?”