No one can accuse them of not being honest about their intentions. Countdown to Obama declaring that Kurtzer isn’t really an adviser begins… now:
Throughout the interviews for our book… we heard two recurring themes from current and former U.S. policymakers. First, we were told that the U.S., as the third party requested by Israelis and Arabs to play the role of ‘honest broker’ and mediator, needed to do a better job in addressing key asymmetries in the negotiations… The U.S. has demonstrated in the past the diplomatic will, capacity and skills to help willing parties achieve peace process agreements. These successes included the step-by-step diplomacy of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in achieving Israeli-Egyptian and Israeli-Syrian disengagement agreements in 1974-75; the role of President Jimmy Carter in helping to broker the Camp David Accords in 1978 and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace treaty in 1979; and the Madrid Peace Conference in 1991, brought about through the diplomacy of Secretary of State James Baker.
Carter has become so much like an actual breathing anti-Semite that even liberal Jewish groups will have nothing to do with him. And isn’t it nice to see how Democrats like Kurtzer and Republicans like Baker can find common ground plotting ways of screwing Israel?
Being an “honest broker,” by the by, means criticizing Israel for not making concessions literally as school buses are being blown up by terrorists. No, really.
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