Monday, June 01, 2009

Hahahaha'aretz: Israel to U.S.: 'Stop favoring Palestinians'

Oh man, that headline... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHA... (pissed myself)... HAHAHAHHAHIHOHIHOHIOHIOHIOAHHAHAH... (rolling on the floor)... HAHAHHAHAHAH... (trying to regain composure)... Phwoar...

Barak Ravid - Hahahahaha'aretz:

Are they losing their conkers in the bunker?

The Israeli delegates were stunned by the uncompromising U.S. stance, and by statements from Mitchell and his staff that agreements reached with the Bush administration were unacceptable. An Israeli official privy to the talks said that "the Americans took something that had been agreed on for many years and just stopped everything."

"What about the Tenet Report, which demanded that the Palestinians dismantle the terror infrastructure?" said the official, referring to former CIA director George Tenet. "It's unfair, and there is no reciprocity shown toward the Palestinians."

The Israeli envoys said the demand for a total settlement freeze was not only unworkable, but would not receive High Court sanction. Tensions reportedly reached a peak when, speaking of the Gaza disengagement, the Israelis told their interlocutors, "We evacuated 8,000 settlers on our own initiative," to which Mitchell responded simply, "We've noted that here."

Shocked, they were, shocked!

Maybe they can stun Israel's apparatchiks back to real life?

And still it gets better: Noam, from, ahem... Promised Land blog has this:

[...]minister Daniel Herschkowitz, compared Obama to no other than the first leader who declared genocide on the Jewish people:
“The American demand to prevent natural growth is unreasonable, and brings to mind Pharaoh who said: Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river,” Science Minister and Habayit Hayehudi head Daniel Herschkowitz said Sunday.

… “If there is a family that expands from one child to four or five, what should we tell them - to ship the children off to Petah Tikva (a Tel Aviv suberb)? This is an unacceptable demand, even if it comes from the Americans, and Israel should reject it decisively,” he affirmed.

Unfased, Noam closes:

My guess is that it is only a matter of time before Obama will be compared to Hitler.

Herschkowitz, I have a term for people like you: Mad Mellians (adherents to the Cult of Mad Mel Phlips - Google it).


At 7:11 PM, Blogger Emmanuel said...

Some of the reactions really are ridiculous, especially the ones about "natural growth". To Hershkowitz I'd say that no, parents shouldn't ship off their kids to Petakh Tivka but rather move there with them!

I do think, though, that you're being unfair to Ha'aretz. The newspaper isn't the one claiming the US favors the Palestinians. It's just reporting about the government's complaints.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Gert said...

I'm not intentionally being unfair to Ha'aretz, a paper that's more critical of Israel's actions towards the Palestinians than most UK based papers! But on this occasion the Hahaha'aretz thingy was simply too good to pass up... sorry!

At 12:54 PM, Blogger Margaret said...


that got a chuckle.


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