Mr. B writes: "foil, undermine and otherwise ice any Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.". But the slang use of "ice" means "to clinch" (a victory). Here it means "freeze", i.e. "congelare", which is the opposite. *Lying* is what politicians are paid to do. Op-Ed writers live in the suburbs of politics, so they are paid to lie to. Mr. B is no exception. It is a lie to suggest that the Israeli account is equivalent in medacity to the Palestinian story. So Mr. B has iced the case for mendacity by his own words.
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