There were 4 Arab-Israeli wars. Which were the main belligerents? Which Arab country has the biggest population and is the best armed? Egypt. How many wars between Egypt, its brother states and Israel since 1973? Except for Israeli-Palestinian unfortunate skirmishes and unfortunate Israeli's unfortunate Lebanon incursons, Zilch. Best you read up on these things, Rogue.Jacques Ottawa wrote:
So, Netanyahu backed the wrong man, Romney.
Why would Obama's expectations be any higber than any president's since Jimmy Carter? What did Reagan, Bush sr, Clinton, GWB do to advance some sort of settlement in the mid east? Only Carter did that. No war between Egypt, Jordan and Israel since 1973 Yom Kipur. Thank you , Mr Carter, for the Camp David accords.
Netanyahu has no business lecturing Obama on anything. You would not accept that kind of bullying from any other country, so why from Israel? Do protect Israel, its existence, its borders, of course, but also ensure a Palestinian homeland. It's what Obama and a lot of people, including more and more Israelis, believe. Is that unfair?<quoted text>
According to Jacques, it is not okay for Netanyahu to lecture Obama but it is okay for Obummer to lecture him!!!
And other than establishing peace between Israel and Egypt, what else has it doe? NOT A damn thing!!!
Jacques does not seem to understand that there are a lot more countries that are STILL at war with Israel!!!
As to the US lecturing Israel, vs Israel lecturing the US, it's a no-show. Pop 310 million to 5 million, 500 times the land area, huge gap in economies and armaments of both, and the quasi total dependence of Israel on the US for its survival - damn right, Rogue, the US can afford and has every right to lecture Israel, not the other way around.
I repeat, before you fly off the handle once more. I am both PRO Israel/Palestine-Arabs AND AGAINST Isreal/Palestine-Arabs. They are all of them right and all of them wrong. I only wish ardently, but it's not bound to happen, that they all find a home and live in peace.