My big bro suggested that I translate my previous entry as would be of interest to my f-list that doesn't read Hebrew.
I though about and so here is the translation. I hope I manage to put some of the metaphors and idioms forth strongly enough, as the entry contains quite strong language.
As it's said: You don't say!
Our foreign minister, "suggested" that there may not be a peace agreement with the Palestinians by the end of 2008.
Did it actually cross somebody's (anybody's) mind that there would be the slimmest of chances to reach an agreement by the end of this year?
With the detention, the siege, the dis-communication between the Palestinian factions and the building of settlements and outposts in the West Bank. Was there any kind of hope, that even if Abu-Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] had some kind of political clout, that something would come out of it? In any event he's in Israel's pocket which in the USA's pocket, for the next ten years at the very least. Israel, that doesn't give a toss out of its National Erection about the residents of Sderot and the Kibbutzim that surround Gaza, isn't even interested in the Palestinians because, Oy Vavoi, Iran is threatening us, with A-Bombs! A-Bombs they will develop in the next decade, five years, next year! רחמנא לצלן [GD forbid].
Never mind that the USA has a clear economic interest in Iran (and is using Israel as the ultimate weapon against, well, anyone they want), after they lost the country following the Islamic Revolution (and all its wonderful oilfields which are nationalised and can't be invested through the Free market, sanctions or not).
Of course there won't be an agreement, not this year, not next year and not in two years time (I'm willing to pay money to whoever bets against me and wins) because Israel isn't interested in changing the status quo - so rockets are falling in Sderot, so what? It strengthens the citizens and they are a good example to the state of Israel.
Who cares about a few Towel-heads swimming in sewage, they're future terrorists any way, we don't need no agreement with them! Gilad Shalit? Yeah, sounds familiar. So do Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, aren't they overseas?
The war in Lebanon wasn't Entebbe 2 like Halutz, Olmert and probably Peretz as well, hoped for. Gilad Shalit will remain as Ron Arad 2 for a little longer.
An agreement with the Palestinians, yeah right! At least minister Livni gave a proper disclosure... with suggestions and guesswork, but c'mon... it was clear from Annapolis, wasn't it?*It's important to note, that the Hebrew news update was much shorter and didn't mention the French foreign minister, Hamas, Haim Ramon or anything other than what Ms. Livni said to Ms. Pelosi.
I suggest you read the comments from my previous post, as the discussion between me and hemlock_sholes
is not badly written: here