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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What's A Mediator? or Why Israel Should Ignore American Pressure?

I got a kick out of seeing something in Israel's extreme Left Haaretz newspaper which echoes what I blog about the United States and its mediation sic between us and the Arabs.

What's a mediator?

Mediation, a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), aims to assist two (or more) disputants in reaching an agreement. Whether an agreement results or not, and whatever the content of that agreement, if any, the parties themselves determine — rather than accepting something imposed by a third party. The disputes may involve states, organizations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome.

Mediators use appropriate techniques and/or skills to open and/or improve dialogue between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement (with concrete effects) on the disputed matter. Normally, all parties must view the mediator as impartial.

Mediators don't impose, especially prior to mediation. 

United States President Barack Hussein Obama is so sure that his agenda is the right one that he is not embarrassed to go against all principles of mediation. Yes, he's a fraud; he's not a mediator.  The United States is putting unprecedented pressure on Israel to impose its pro-Arab position.  It's time for Israel to declare American "mediation" ended, null and void. 

Stop the farce now!


Keli Ata said...

Mediation:( All mediations start out with the premise that both sides at fault, as opposed to courts of law where one side is clearly guilty and the other innocent.

Besides, Israel doesn't need mediation, but maybe another outside of the region country should mediate some sort of resolution between the US and Saudia Arabia?

Batya said...

keli, good idea.

JDL London Canada said...

Its time to give the US the single finger salute ... we don't need them. Did I mention when we left Mitzrayim they weren't there but Hashem was?

Batya said...

There are ways and there are ways...