...Mr. Lieberman instinctively makes Mr. Abbas the beneficiary of the love. Why does Lieberman intuitively target Abbas, and not Ahmadinejad or Meshaal? Because Abbas appears not to be an enemy to all of Israel: he speaks, at least, as if he wants peace with just a few concessions. By seeming reasonable, Abbas does more to threaten Lieberman's basic position—that all Arabs are innately evil—than Iran or Hamas could ever do. Abbas is proof that Lieberman might in some way be wrong. He's disagreed with the boss. Thus he has to go.
Obama urges Turkey, Russia to set tension aside, focus on ISIS (AP)
from the article: When 'enlightened' means xenophobic
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