The Emperor’s New Clothes

As an American, I sometimes feel like that young child in Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, when I listen to members of Congress and mainstream media blathering about Israel. Really!

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Have they been so duped by AIPAC (the swindlers weaving a good tale) that they honestly believe Netanyahu is interested in “direct negotiations” for a meaningful peace agreement with the Palestinians?

Netanyahu is strutting around the globe completely naked. I see it, don’t you?

Bibi has no interest in a two-state solution and settlement building continues in East Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories unabated but President Obama will be meeting with leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at Camp David on Thursday to tell them he has hope that the two-state solution is still possible.

What does Obama see that I don’t?

A critical mass is building — those who see the State of Israel is wearing no clothes — and the Vatican joins them in recognizing the State of Palestine.

The Vatican has officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

The treaty, which was finalized Wednesday but still has to be signed, makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic relations from the Palestinian Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

I suspect Netanyahu (like the Emperor in the fairytale) knows he’s naked and the world can see through his costume woven with the “finest silk and purest old thread.”  Pope Francis sees the truth.

Pope Francis gives his thumb up as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Pope Francis gives his thumb up as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

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