Abby Martin over at RT has built a reputation for not mincing words. She is dogged about getting to the heart of the matter or ‘bottom line’ as some may suggest. Recently, she interviewed Norman Finklestein, author, political scientist and expert on Israel’s Zionist government about the Israel/Palestinian
Hostage Negotiations Peace Talks currently getting underway.
Like Martin, Finklestein doesn’t mince his words either. Here’s his response to Martin’s question “Why he thinks the Obama administration is finally attempting peace talks after fiver years?”
“Most importantly, number one, the Arab world is shattered, it’s fragmented since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring and many of the Arab states, critical Arab states, like Saudi Arabia are willing to do basically whatever the United States tells them to do.
Number two, after the overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt HAMAS lost its principle ally and HAMAS has been the main obstacle to the Palestinian authority. The main opposition to a sell-out peace treaty.
Number three, the Palestinian people themselves are despondent, despairing, depressed and depoliticized now more than ever.
And number four, the Palestinian Authority which goes from one economic crisis to the next is now more enthralled, more economically dependent on the United States than ever before.
So, given those four significant changes there is the hope on the part of the Obama administration and Secretary of State Kerry in particular, that they can round down the Israeli terms in settlement. Obama will be able to claim some sort of achievement in his otherwise failed presidency and Secretary of State Kerry can claim a significant achievement as well.”
And he has much, much more to say –