The Nudnik File

Nudnik - n. U.S. colloq. Esp. in Jewish usage: a pestering, nagging, or irritating person

Wednesday, May 26, 2004

An interesting interview with Charles Krauthammer.
Krauthammer denounced proposals by Israeli personalities Ami Ayalon and Yossi Beilin for a virtual Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 borders.

“They’re beyond naive,” he asserted. “They criminally naive. The problem in the Middle East is the lack of a Palestinian partner. Jews will negotiate among themselves until they’re blue in the face, and in the finest talmudic tradition.”

Archly dismissing Ayalon’s People’s Voice initiative and Beilin’s Geneva accord, Krauthammer said, “It’s comically and tragically a show of self-delusion.”

In a separate swipe at Ayalon, the former director of the Shin Bet intelligence agency, he observed: “He is not the first Israeli military hero to be wrong.”

Harshly dismissive of the late Yitzhak Rabin’s decision to enter into the Oslo peace process, Krauthammer noted, “What Rabin signed at Oslo was a catastrophe. He did it in good faith, but he was catastrophically wrong.”

He also attacked one of Rabin’s successor, Ehud Barak: “Never has a prime minister done more damage to Israel than him, with the possible exception of Rabin.”
|| Nudnik 10:23 AM
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