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Jurgen Trittin of the Green Party evidently has the illusion that he is supposed to be actually in charge of Israeli foreign policy. He told Berliner Zeitung:
"Germany expects the Israeli government - and Foreign Minister Lieberman - to stop building settlements, for settlers to retreat from the West Bank, and for promises made in Oslo and Annapolis to be kept,"
Herr Trittin may have great expectations, but Israel is not a state of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland or even a member of the European Common Market, and Herr Trittin is owed nothing by Israel respecting "expectations." Among independent states, even the most barbarous of imperialist tyrants preserve the amenities and courtesies of diplomacy.
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