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    • Fahmi Natour
    • 01.09.10 | 13:16 (IDT)

    If it suits the PM he will hide behind the cabinet's possible pressure and the prospect of "my coalition will collapse." The end result is we do nothing or just play along for sake of talks like Shamir said he was prepared to negotiate for ten years. On the other hand he has an opportunity to become a statesman, tell it like it is, break the deadlock, come back to his cabinet and say here is the deal: Those who approve, please remain seated, those who oppose I have your replacement waiting outside. Perhaps Natanyahu avoided that cabinet meeting prior to departure for the summit, simply because he did not want to lock himself in with declarations, beyond what he has already stipulated, to draw supporters. Giving the PM a free hand can be a double edged sward, it can free him to think independently and constructively, or ruthlessly, just as the same.

    from the article: The prime minister will decide
    First published 00:53 01.09.10 | Last updated 00:53 01.09.10
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