As the Munich — uh, that is, Annapolis — conferences approaches. The huge unrecognized fallacy of this conference is that the Palestinians will ever be satisfied with a smaller Israel. The only Israel that will satisfy them, because of the jihad ideology, is no Israel at all. Fantasy-Based Policymaking Update, by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily.com (thanks to Doug):
JERUSALEM — At the request of the Palestinians, the U.S. has been holding back from Israel reports critical of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ purported attempts to fight terrorism in the West Bank, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the reports.
The U.S. has been closely monitoring Abbas’ implementation of commitments to fight armed groups in the West Bank ahead of this week’s Annapolis summit. In line with understandings, State Department and U.S. security representatives were to share their observations with Israel while the U.S. also monitors Israeli commitments to dismantle anti-terror road blocks and to take initial steps toward bulldozing what are termed illegal outposts, or Jewish structures built in the West Bank without government permits.
While the U.S. has been reporting to the Palestinians on Israel’s actions on the ground ahead of Annapolis, according to informed diplomatic sources, it has withheld some State Department reports critical of Abbas’ Fatah security forces purported fight against terror.
On Wednesday, Olmert and Abbas will meet with Bush about specific ways to carry out the declarations presented at the conference. According to Israeli sources, the three will discuss creating a Palestinian state before Bush leaves office in January 2009.