The need to preempt Iran and export gas to Egypt was the reason the government gave to push through its controversial plan for Israel's natural gas. Now, this reason may no longer exist.03:48 31.08.15 | 0 comments
Just make peace with Syria. Peace with Syria will move Syria to the Western camp, bring an end to weapon shipments to Hizballah, reduce weapons to Gaza, and bring an end to Iran's influence in our region. It will be a major diplomatic coup. But is Netanyahu capable of this? Here are points from the Likud platform (2009): 1. Israel wants peace with Syria and all Arab neighbors. 2. Likud is pround that the Golan was annexed by Likud initiative. 3. Israel will continue to expand settlements in the Golan. 4. Israel wants peace talks with Syria without preconditions. Apparently, Netanyahu envisions "peace for peace" only, while keeping the Golan Annexed. (Last year he approved tax breaks to Golan settlers to increase their numbers.) Can Netanyahu deal seriously with Syrian peace? No way. Here is the real Netanyahu tragedy: He is so unreal that he wouldn't do even what ideologically he is capable of doing, unlike peace with the Palestinians which his ideology precludes.