Across the Bay

Monday, April 16, 2007

Credulous, or Worse?

Daniel Mandel picks up on a recent post of mine and comments on an atrocious piece by David Kimche.

Kimche is one of those Israelis who are so desperate to have a renewed peace process that they'll engage in fantasies, revisionism (whitewashing the Syrians' role), and worse, without considering (or rather, forgetting) the consequences of such behavior.

Daniel Mandel discusses it, so go check it out.

Update: From the Jerusalem Post:

Syrian Information Minister Mohsen Bilal threatened on Monday evening to return the Golan Heights to Syrian hands "by way of resistance if Israel [rejects] the Arab peace initiative."
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He defined this "just and comprehensive peace" as the restoration of the "whole occupied Syrian Golan," what remained of the Lebanese territories under occupation, and the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. Bilal also demanded the recognition of the Palestinian refugees' right to return to their homeland.

While Bilal echoed the tenets of the Arab peace initiative, rejected by Israel wholesale, his demands went beyond the more recent Saudi initiative, which remains vague on the question of the right of return. (Emphasis mine.)

But... David Kimche said... but... but wait... I don't understand!