19 April 2016

When you are Joe Biden...

...and everyone by now is tired of your jokes and jokes about you,

and no one really knows what to do with you, yourself included,

so they send you out to a place of no particular importance, like J Street gathering, to give a speech on... who knows what, and you are desperately trying to say something of even a slightest relevance to the subject matter.

And this is what happens:
US Vice President Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged "overwhelming frustration" with the Israeli government and said the systemic expansion of Jewish settlements was moving Israel toward a dangerous "one-state reality" and in the wrong direction.
Which, with addition of this:
"There is at the moment no political will that I observed among Israelis or Palestinians to move forward with serious negotiations," Biden said, "The trust that is necessary to take risks for peace is fractured on both sides." He said both Palestinians and Israelis needed to tamp down rhetoric that fueled violence and actions that undermined confidence in negotiations.
sounds and looks somewhat inane, especially on a day like this one, but what can one do?

When one is Joe Biden...