“If Israelis can’t build homes in the West Bank
then Palestinians shouldn’t be allowed to either.”
– Benjamin Netanyahu
The EU wants to improve relations with Israel on condition that the latter take concrete steps toward facilitating a Palestinian state. Which, by nature, means that Israelis would eventually need to haul ass out of the occupied territory which is the West Bank. But Topolanek, the Czech PM and this half-year’s president of the EU, has announced he won’t let that happen… Talking about window seats in history class. My suspicion is Topolanek made it through school on a sports scholarship…
Actually, Topolanek isn’t even the real Czeck PM anymore. He’s bout to get thrown out of his office after losing a vote of no confidence, but still in power as a “caretaker prime minister” until the new one moves in. Even the Czech don’t want him anymore. In terms of foreign policies, what Topolanek should do at this point is keep his mouth shut and get packing.
And Bibi’s ignorance and fanatism really starts to show through now (not that we’re surprised)…
He told the Czech leader he has no intention of halting the expansion of existing settlements. “I have no plans to build new settlements, but if someone wants to build a new home [in an existing one], I don’t think there’s a problem.” He characterized the West Bank as “disputed territory” over which negotiations must be held.