Pessimism on the Israeli-Palestinian Front
If optimism is a glass half full, pessimism a glass half empty, Israel Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is the guy who pours out the glass and proudly proclaims it completely empty. The right-wing politician recently declared that there’s “no chance” of a solution to core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and that people need to learn “to live with it.”
Wait, before you go…
Israel’s foreign minister has said there is no chance of an early solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and told people to “learn to live with it”.
Avigdor Lieberman does not lead Israeli peace negotiations, but his statement casts a pall over latest US diplomatic efforts to revive negotiations.
Envoy George Mitchell is in the region, spearheading Obama administration efforts to re-launch negotiations.
Talks are stalled over the issue of Jewish settlements on occupied land.
If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.
Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.Support Truthdig