BANJUL DIPLOMACY A SINCERE ADVISE!!! MOFA’S PRESS RELEASE ON THE JERUSALEM.ISSUE A RATHER “SLIPPERY” SPOT TO WALK ON IF ONE IS NOT GUARDED BY CHOICE OF WORDS.
Choice of words matters here.  MOFA could have written the heading like  this:”GAMBIA GOVERNMENT  REMAINS CONCERNED OVER WASHINGTONS RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL”
By Essa Bokarr SY
Words like condemnation  are not part of the fine traditions and niceties of diplomacy.especially where negotuations are called for. Diplomacy and securty like weather are unpredictable. Today  Banjul’s condemnation of Washington could attract “praises” from some.quarters   but it will be short lived.. Ask yourself this question.. How  about where strategy calls for the need to work with Israel.and Washington on other matters affecting Gambiae interest.?
Let no one refer me to scripture please because the Saudis have just  killed Saleh the former Yemeni president after luring him out of his hide out where he was turned to a target and prey. Gambia of course has the right to choose who to and what to ally with but being prudent and strategic matters in such complex international challenges where geo strategies take precedence. Most of these Arab nations do twist and turn so fast only to run towards Washington. If they change colours where would Banjul stand then?
COMMENTARY from someone in the USA.
Sure, choice of words…the concern could have sufficed pinpointing the disagreement and dissatisfaction on the move, not working only with Israel but the U.S. itself. …Words like birds have wings and there is no telling where their flight might take them…
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