Zitat des Tages
There was among my circle of friends [...] a sense of impeding catastrophe, though we could not have imagined its scope. With hindsight, it seems quite extraordinary that so few people, even at that late stage [May 1948], foresaw that Palestine would be completely swept away.
(1948 Arzt in Nazareth, später Prof. für Kinderheilkunde an der University of Oklahoma. Dr. Srouji erlebte den massiven Zustrom von vertriebenen palästinensischen Flüchtlingen in seine Heimatstadt Nazareth.)
On Netanyahu: Advice for President Obama
Dear mr. President, are you hacked off when it comes to Netanyahus stubbornness?
So, after your re-election, you might act according to what former Israeli Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Shlomo Ben-Ami, described:
Israelis applaud their leaders when they confront the Arabs or snub the Europeans, never when they so irresponsibly defy Israel’s major, and at times only, ally the United States.
Bush (sen.) and Baker made it clear to the Israeli public that if they wanted the loan guarantees, they needed to change their Prime Minister.
And that was it with Arab-hater and Westbank-lover Yitzhak Shamir, who dared to play tricks on George H.W. Bush and his Secretary of State James Baker.
High time for a moderate to lead Israel. Don’t you think so, mr. President?
Cit.: Shlomo Ben-Ami, Scars of War, Wounds of Peace, p. 199f.
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