Saturday, February 05, 2011
Time to put more pressure on Israel
"It is surely time for President Obama and the elected leaders of Europe to start laying the line down to Israel, before any new Egyptian Government decides for instance to simply halt oil supplies to Israel. That line should be to seek a serious and long lasting settlement both with the Palestinians and with the new government in Egypt, as it emerges. Now really is the time to push for a two state solution, and this time there should be no wriggle room. Israel is as dependent on US aid as is Egypt, and there must surely be a limit to the generosity – and patience - of the US taxpayer."