Botched all around.
“…peace between Israel and the Palestinian people must be built on a foundation of truth regarding Hamas.”
“They have done everything they can to perpetuate the culture of violence that we have in our country…”
“In fact, the records of several countries here today suggest they would be much less restrained.”
“What Israel is doing is a genocide.”
State Dept to Israel: Iet-quay on Erusalem-jay.
The long game.
“This decision was not taken lightly …”
“set the Middle East ablaze.”
Why is this man smiling?
Land bridges and conspiracy theories.
“This agreement is good for both sides.”
Don’t bet on it.
“People who care about truth should know it.”
“I tell people, I’m not perfect, I’m just the best on radio.”
“Last question, so the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas does not matter to you yet, but it will?”
“A demonstration of hypocrisy.”
Once they get around to it, sure.
Mission accomplished, champ.
“I plan to use that voice.”
Victory for al-Sisi?
We don’t back down?
Apology owed to Israel?
Waning U.S. influence.
“This is an opportunity for me to say we are against the killing of any civilians, any journalists.”
Mole hunts and morale.
Target selection as a message?
First, take your blood pressure meds.
A “permanent” truce seems far off.
Hamas is the problem.
“[A]nytime you’re dealing with an extreme group, you cannot negotiate with them.”
“Quiet will be answered by quiet on our side, but …”
Return to war?
Not that kind of twist. Behave yourselves.
It’s a wash