Bibi is doing what his coalition wants him to do. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 19.09.11 | 18:04 (IDT)

    Livi's comments are in the "Well, Duh" catagory. The reliigoius/nationalsit policy of supporting settlement expansion at the expense of negotiations was bound to lead to where we are now. Expecting Bibi et. al. to make anything more than tactical adjustments is a fools errend. (Obama, anyone?) Thier expectation is to build as much as they can on the West Bank for as long as they can and to stop only at the edge of Palastinian population centers that are too thick to settle. They will then give the Pals the choice of being dhimis within a greater Israel, emigrating or being a Bantustan. The likelihood that this will work in the long run is petty small. They are surrounded by an awful lot of Arabs and Muslims and flying in the face of liberal Western values as well (that is, one man, one vote, equal protection of the laws, ssecular government and the stuff even right wingers in the US take for granted). How they think they will take on the whole world is beyond me. I think their essentially stratagy is to focus on what they want and can get in the short run and to hang the liong run.

    from the article: Livni: Israel's diplomatic stupidity is pushing the U.S. into a corner
    First published 14:25 19.09.11 | Last updated 14:25 19.09.11
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