Rice Needs to Push Both Sides
By Micah Halpern
Thursday November 15, 2007
I've Been Thinking:
Condi Rice, chief diplomat for the United States of America just let her personal perspective on the Annapolis Conference be known.
It was not a faux pas.
She said: Israelis must be prepared to make "difficult and painful sacrifices to some of their longest-held aspirations" at the Annapolis Conference.
She said: the region at this point is at an explosive level and "at stake is nothing less than the future of the Middle East."
If Israelis are prepared to make great sacrifices for the sake of an agreement they can pave the way allowing for a true, workable, solution to find a foothold.
Publicly, I do not hear Rice saying the same things to the Palestinians.
There is something wrong with that equation.
I am not looking for equality, I am looking for understanding.
Previous US administrations blamed Israel for the problem.
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