Friday, November 6, 2009

Conflicting Signals

Hillary is confusing her friends and allies with her recent shifting statements on the matter of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. See, for example

Last week Clinton hailed Benjamin Netanyahu's "unprecedented" concessions on settlement construction, when it was fairly clear that Palestinians didn't see evidence of any concessions

See also Palestinian-American journalist Daoud Kuttab, normally a Hillary fan:

After all these conflicting signals, many Palestinians would like to know what the real position of the US secretary of state is.

Daoud is an exemplary moderate on the Palestinian side, and when he sounds exasperated, that should be taken as a warning sign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. And I don't think it's only Palestinians who are bewildered...