Bibi has no game plan - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark from Florida
    • 21.05.11 | 01:58 (IDT)

    He has nothing but a tactic: play to his base and hope somebody can forestall a Palestinian state. Worse still, he plays divide and conquer with his sole commited ally, hoping AIPAC and congress will force Obama and Clinton to fight his diplomatic war. He has manufactured anger and insults over a bland statement about 1967 borders as a starting point. Giving Obama a public lecture about Israel's realities will backfire big time (not to mention more housiong announcements around Jerusalem) - will Obama and Clinton be there when he needs them? They will say certain things and even cast a few more UNSC vetoes due to political necessity, but their heart will be saying "let Bibi find his own way out of this mess he created and nurtured" so long as it does not escalate to an existential security threat. We may well see Obama say no to Abbas right up to the UNGA vote, then shrug his shoulders and say "oh well, facts are on the ground, you know how it is." A unilaterally declared state is not optimal, but it is better than nothing to many, many people and nations.

    from the article: U.S. official to Haaretz: Netanyahu focus on 1967 borders missing the point
    First published 00:07 21.05.11 | Last updated 00:07 21.05.11
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