"Sorry, but here's another of my dumb questions:"IMRA has just publicized a very revealing opinion poll from the United States. I'm going to copy/paste it here, emphasis mine:
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Poll of Americans: 77%:7% agreement must require recognition of Israel's right to exist as Jewish state
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted September 2-3, 2010 By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about Middle Eastern
35% Very closely
42% Somewhat closely
19% Not very closely
2% Not at all
1% Not sure
2* As part of a Middle Eastern peace agreement, should Palestinian leaders
be required to acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state?
16% Not sure
3* As part of a Middle Eastern peace agreement, should Israel be required to accept the creation of a Palestinian state?
22% Not sure
4* How likely is it that Palestinian leaders will acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state?
6% Very likely
19% Somewhat likely
45% Not very likely
19% Not at all likely
11% Not sure
5* How likely is it that Israel will accept the creation of a Palestinian state?
6% Very likely
36% Somewhat likely
38% Not very likely
9% Not at all likely
10% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence
Now, I may be stupid, or missing something, but what's the point of the talks? It can't be peace, because, unless I'm really dumb, it would seem common sense that Arab recognition of Israel be a minimal requirement for peace between Israel and the Arabs. And if these are supposed to be peace talks, not peace or appease talks, what does establishing a Pseudostinian aka Palestinian state have to do with peace?
It seems pretty obvious that the State and citizens of Israel have been conned by a serious case of mislabeling. This Obama conference is no peace conference. His aim all along has been to "father" a new Arab state in the heartland of ארץ ישראל Eretz Yisrael the Land of Israel.
We, the Israeli delegation, ought to cut our losses and run far away. Not only won't this conference end in peace, it's to facilitate the end of the state of Israel. G-d forbid our politicians continue cooperating with the American and Blair. History will mock and condemn them as traitorous fools. Let them do their תשובה teshuva repentance and be true noble patriotic leaders of the Jewish People.