Peace Not A Reality Says Avigdor Lieberman

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?”

  • journeyer58

    Now the truth comes out! After much discussion and misery on both sides of this conflict, we finally know the truth regarding the intentions of the Israelis, war at any and all costs.
    It is high time that the American people, who have been blindly supporting the nation of Israel, come to grips with their blindness and stop the madness of supporting a war-mongering and hate-filled state.
    We are not a nation that should blindly support another nation that will not speak true to those around them.
    I am saddened at the prospect of people like Avigdor Lieberman, people who are so blinded by their ideologies that they will not seek peace and will fight to the death their right to fight to the death. Logic and reason has nothing to do with the Israeli government anymore. Like the U. S., we are seeing the death of an idea, the idea of freedom and democracy, along side peace and prosperity.
    The only people who are making any money off of the genocide of the Palestinian people are the international banking cartels, which are reaping the profits of not having a prophet of peace in a land that so desperately needs peace.

  • Fred Stopsky

    Sir, you apparently did not get the point of Goldstone’s report. He blamed BOTH ISRAEL AND HAMAS, he did not simply blame Israel. Hamas has done as much as Israel to block efforts to achieve peace between their peoples.
    How international banks got into this discussion is confusing. This has nothing to do with banks or cartels, it has to do with obstructionist demagogues on both sides who allow their anger and hate to prevent honest efforts for peace.

  • journeyer58

    Sir, I did understand the import of Goldstone’s report. More than anyone the Israeli’s have stonewalled the peace process and hampered the ideas of a two state solution!
    The reason for the banking cartels entering into the conversation, they are the only one’s who upon a peaceful resolution of this debacle would lose the money being made from the sale of arms to Israel and the training that is inherent in the use of those arms. How anyone can say, that the Palestinians are stonewalling the peace process is beyond comprehension! They are fighting the longest and most illegal occupation of the last half of the 20th Century and still into the 21st Century the Israelis’ are illegally occupying the land taken from the Palestinians.
    All this against the backdrop of an occupying force that wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn about the people of Palestine. For Israel to say that they are trying to move the peace process forward is like the Republicans saying that they are for health care reform. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!