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Oral History

By Yisrael Medad
6/8/2009, 12:00 AM

There's a funny game going on in Washington.  It reminds me of the Mad Hatter Chase in May 1967 when, after Abba Eban reminded the Americans that as a result of the 1950 Tripartite Agreement they signed, Israel demanded assistance in opening up the blocked sea passages.  The State Department couldn't find a signed copy of the paper.

Now, Secretary of State Hillary (Kiss-Me-Souha) Clinton had this to say on ABC TV:

Well, that was an understanding that was entered into, so far as we are told, orally.

I'm sure you all realize there's quite an irony in there but be that as it may, there are quotations from Colin Powell and Daniel Kurtzer and a few other State Dept. officials attesting to actual negotiations and discussions the UAS and Israel were engaged in on the issue of the so-called 'settlement blocs' of Jewish communities, expansion, natural growth and freeze.

So what does Hillary think she's doing?  Has she no memory?  Or is it that she has no honor?