Report: US planning to take tougher line against Israel



Arutz Sheva: “The Middle East Quartet, made up of the US, EU, UN, and Russia, is scheduled to release a major policy report later in coming weeks, and senior diplomats involved in its drafting have indicated that the US is taking a far harder line on Israel than in the past.

The report, which is likely to be released in late May or early June, will focus heavily on Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem, senior diplomats told AP. The Quartet’s report will also take Israel to task for the demolition of illegal Arab buildings – many of which were built with the support of the European Union.

While in the past the US worked to soften some of the criticism against Israel leveled by the EU, UN, and Russia, now, say officials working on the Quartet report, US diplomats are pushing for harsher language against the Jewish state.

One diplomat said the report was the Obama administration’s way of putting Israel “on notice” that its patience was wearing thin.

Opinion: This would be humorous if it were not tragic ( “I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you …”)  since it is our nation who will suffer the consequences.

We reported on a UN vote that Mahmoud Abbas brought to the UN Security Council on April 22 on final status terms for Palestinian land and boundaries. The vote was delayed for unknown reasons and most experts expect the final decision to rest on President Obama.

Based on the words from the Obama diplomat that Obama’s patience is wearing thin, a vote against Israel may be forthcoming.

It is not the patience of Mr. Obama that the world should be concerned with, but the King of the Universe.

(thanks to Vason for sending this in)

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