Israel Rejects Carter-Ananan Mediation


After having discredited the US and UN with their respective leaderships, Jimmy Carter and Kofi Annan offered  to spread their dysfunctional style and negotiate a Hamas-Israeli cease fire:
The former U.S. president and former U.N. secretary-general belong to The Elders, an international conflict-resolution group established last year by British tycoon Richard Branson.

Other notable anti Israel Elders, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu and  former Ireland president Mary Robinson also wanted to participate.

An Israeli newspaper described the Foreign Ministry's diplomatic rejection of this suicidal gift.
"Israel believes that at this time, it would not be right to introduce more players into a diplomatic process that is already in a complex stage,"

However, another diplomat, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, had a blunter rebuff.

"Nothing good could come out of this initiative," he told Yediot. "Most members of the group, especially Desmond Tutu and Jimmy Carter, are people who nurse prejudices and have been shown to be hostile to Israel."  

These arrogant Elders who feel they can flit around the world and impose their failed solutions on others should understand that their colonial, imperial attitude is out of date.

It is good Israel understands this and rejected them out of hand.