A cynical attempt to put the Pals in the Americans' bad book. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 25.11.09 | 16:10 (IST)

    Bibi has carefully calculated this bogus offer. He has calculated that he can offer this without splitting up his coalition. He has calculated that the Pals will reject it, which, of course, they will since it's an offer with more holes in it than a Swiss cheese. He is hoping that when the Pals reject it, he can then do the old Israeli trick of turning to the Americans and wailing 'we would love to end the occupation but we have no partner for peace!'. It's a thoroghly cynical excercise, much what you'd expect from Bibi in fact. However, I think he's calculated wrongly, because basically both the US and Europe now understand his little tricks and hopefully won't be fooled this time.

    from the article: Netanyahu declares 10-month settlement freeze 'to restart peace talks'
    First published 13:36 25.11.09 | Last updated 20:07 08.12.09
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