Tuesday, March 9, 2010

V.P. Biden in Israel to Smooth Things Over

I'm still unsure as to where I stand on the Israeli-Palestine conflict, considering the circumstances surrounding it change nearly every day. However, to put it mildly, I do not support the Israeli government and its actions toward the Palestinian people. That being said, I do not support the Palestinian Authority, and the actions that it takes towards the Israeli people. Both parties are guilty.

If Israel does something that the U.S. government doesn't like, we tell them so. However, we quickly retract our statements, and act as the dog with his tail between his legs, feeling scorned for having done something wrong. Basically, we let ourselves be owned by the Israeli government.

The L.A. Times reports:
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday began an effort to mend strained ties with Israel, pledging a total U.S. commitment to Israel's security and declaring that the bonds between the nations were "unbreakable."


Biden, the highest-ranking administration official yet to visit Israel, was dispatched by President Obama to try to restore Israeli confidence in the American government that has deteriorated over the last year. Relations between the governments were strained by the Obama administration's attempts to halt completely Israeli settlement growth in the West Bank.

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