Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Ahmadinejad Waltz

Steps in various directions, but you always get back to the same place. Step forward:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in an interview broadcast Sunday, said his government would accept a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians if Palestinians did.

"Whatever decision they take is fine with us," he told ABC's "This Week."

"We are not going to determine anything. Whatever decision they take, we will support that. We think that this is the right of the Palestinian people. However we fully expect other states to do so as well."

Step back:
Ahmadinejad, who has called for the end of Israel's existence as a Jewish state, also argued that people in the region should be allowed to hold a referendum — and if they vote Israel out of existence, other nations should accept that.

I wonder what happens if the Palestinians accept a two-state solution and the surrounding nations nevertheless vote Israel off the island?

Which is the sort of thing one wonders in lieu of: "What gives people who live outside of Israel's borders the right to vote on Israel's existence in the first place?"

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Not to mention that this is coming from a known anti-Semite anyway. I'm not optimistic.