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    • Paul Freedman
    • 26.03.10 | 06:23 (IDT)

    Poor Bibi. Surprisingly he is naive. There is no doubt that President Obama is fundamentally cool to Israeli religious, historical, and even strategic imperatives and basically hungers to engage/accommodate/appease the world wide Arab/Islamic communities. However, complicating the perception of the essential strategic drift of his policy and the extraordinarily troubling implications for Israel and its supporters is that he is not only a brutal tactical politician when necessary but flexible and imaginatively supple in staging political change--thus the chief demands are, if a slap in the face to earlier promises not to compromise Jewish claims across the Green line in jerusalem, couched in moderate and achievable smaller diktats: a moratorium or freeze on housing during negotiations, surrender of prisoners, transfer of Abu Dis, etc. Meanwhile Shas and Lieberman appear to be inhabiting an alternate universe where Shamir is still Prime Minister and Kook theology has a clear road ahead.

    from the article: Netanyahu: I'm not building in Jerusalem for Lieberman and Yishai
    First published 03:45 26.03.10 | Last updated 10:12 07.04.10
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