The government of Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman has yet to grasp that George Bush is no longer president of the United States and President Barack Obama wants peace in the Middle East even if it means telling Israel to take a step into reality and get out of its bunker mentality. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the mouth that roars nonsense insists Israel is not bound by prior agreements such as the Annapolis agreement and mumbles about it is “time for new ideas.” Of course, his concept of “new ideas” means rejecting any Palestinian views and desires. He accused those who criticize his opposition to the Annapolis agreement s “trying to build a Galut state instead of a Jewish state, that would give up the national interest and honor.”
The American State Department quickly responded to remarks by the Israel foreign minister. Spokesperson Robert Wood made clear the Obama administration is committed “to the two state solution” and special envoy George Mitchell will be visiting the area to reinforce that belief.
Israel still does not understand that most American Jews will support Obama’s views in support of a two-state solution. George Bush is in Texas, not the White House.