Barak has just killed the talks - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zionist forever
    • 01.09.10 | 12:48 (IDT)

    Bibi has worked very hard to make these talks unconditional, has intentionally been keeping Jerusalem out the picture because he knows thats an issue that can make of break the coalition overnight and if the coalition collapses its goodbye talks. Now Barak has in advance promised Jerusalem so palestinians will expect that to be a done deal from day 1. Bibis coalition partners are going to now demand a conformation from him Barak does not speak on Bibis behalf so that means if he tells his coalition Barak had no right to say that then they will let him talk but the palestinians will want to start with Jerusalem but if Bibi even hints that he will be willing to do a deal on Jerusalem his coalition partners will pull out. With 1 statement Barak may just have destroyed the talks. and talks because if Barak has promised Jerusalem in advanced if Bibi says no palestinians walk. Barak is supposed to be DEFENSE minister but instead he thinks he is in charge of every ministry and allowed to make any decission he likes without consulting anybody.He acts like foreign minister always off on diplomatic visits that are supposed to be for the foreign minister. He acts like the finance minister at times talking about economic policy. He also thinks he is the PM regulary in his statements and attempt at implimenting policy. Barak let the Jerusalem geinie out the bottle when without consulting the Knesset, the cabinet or even his advisors in the middle of the night he went and offered to divide Jerusalem. Before then even for Peres Jerusalem was a red line. Barak though takes it upon himself to charge in there and offer Jerusalem. Barak is starting to act like a dictaitor. He is supposed to be DEFENSE minister his job was issues related to defense. These days though he also liked to act like finance minister talks about financial issues. He has been acting like foreign minister for a very long time now going on all the diplomatic visits and meeting with foreign diplomats which are not his job. He has recently started to like the PM. Barak let the Jerusalem geinie out the bottle before he without consulting the Knesset, the cabinet or even his Camp David advisors he decided unilaterally to offer Jerusalem. Before then even Peres saw Jerusalem as a red line not to cross. Now Barak has struck again and if the talks are collapse over Jerusalem then Barak is the man to blame not Bibi.

    from the article: Barak to Haaretz: Israel ready to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal
    First published 00:53 01.09.10 | Last updated 00:53 01.09.10
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