[When you run out of ideas, especially ones that have spit in your allies' face for 30 years, naturally your first instinct is to polish it off and put it in a new bottle. So if you think Obama and Kerry, at this late date, have abandoned the discredited meme that the key to peace in the Middle East rests on a "settlement" between "Palestine" and Israel, then you haven't been paying attention. " No progress without it."
Now I'm a guy who loves oldies as much as anybody. But if the same hard-metal tune keeps screaming inside your head, to the exclusion of all others, you should shut off the radio and consult the nearest psychiatrist. They have drugs for that.
OK, we get a new president (and SOS) in about a month who has a chance to avoid the same mistake, and put a stop to repeating it. Keep an eye on Trump to see if he delivers or if he asks Israel to be good guys and give suicide another try. It will tell us all we need to know about Donald Trump and his promises. df]
Here’s Kerry at the recent Saban Forum, a high-profile event run by billionaire Jewish liberal, Haim Saban:
“Let me tell you,” he warned,
“I want to make that very clear to all of you,” he emphasized. “The Arab world is in a very different place now. There will be no advance and separate peace with the Arab world without the Palestinian process and without the Palestinian peace. Everybody needs to understand that. That is a hard reality.
“There is a basic choice that has to be made by Israel. Are there going to be continued settlements.. or is there going to be separate and the creation of two states?”