In what way are the Palestinians climbing down? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • r cummings
    • 22.02.10 | 14:45 (IST)

    Does he mean that, under US pressure, they will nominally endure loaded low-level talks about loaded low-level details? It is the statement of an intransigent politician pandering to the nationalist half of his domestic audience, a latter-day Milosevic. I've had cats and dogs with more vision. The reality is he's just an old Zionist, Eretz Israel clone who sees land theft and ethno-religious triumphalism in the WB as the key to re-election and personal power. He has nothing to offer on Palestine but a string of intransigent, impossible demands. The fact that Israel's reputation - based on illegal occupation, illegal land theft, illegal settlement, oppression of occupied people, war crimes, state extra-judicial murder, contravention of UN resolutions, lies and overwhelming arrogance - is in the international gutter matters not a jot to him. He will be one of history's lightweight footnotes.

    from the article: Netanyahu to Haaretz: Palestinians seem to be backing down
    First published 02:37 22.02.10 | Last updated 10:56 22.02.10
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