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…