RAMALLAH, May 25 (JMCC) - Israeli commentator Gideon Levy despairs of
the rousing reception received by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during his speech to the United States Congress on Wednesday.
The fact that the Congress rose to its feet multiple times to applaud him says more about the ignorance of its members than the quality of their guest's speech. An Israeli presence on the Jordan River - cheering. Jerusalem must remain the united capital of Israel - applause. Did American's elected representatives know that they were cheering for the death of possibility? If America loved it, we're in big trouble.
The fact that the only truth spoken in the Capitol was that of a former Israeli shouting equal rights for Palestinians is a badge of honor for us and a mark of shame for America. Netanyahu's speech of his life was the speech of the death of peace.