“The United States demanded that Israel desist from even exploratory contacts with Syria,” Haaretz reports.
“In meetings with Israeli officials recently, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was forceful in expressing Washington’s view on the matter.”
Israel wants peace, Syria wants peace, the United States wants chaos. What right does the belligerant Bush regime have to order Israel not to talk to Syria?
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has rejected talks, Israel’s Defence Minister Amir Peretz and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni both want negotiations. Their time in government must surely be limited – no wonder Olmertists are portraying Peretz as short-sighted:
The greatest danger to the world is not Iran or North Korea, but the United States, according to the majority of the world’s population.