Minimizing the US PresidencY was not such a great idea - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Eric Katz
    • 17.09.11 | 02:40 (IDT)

    Any honest person on the planet with the slightest knowledge of these issues knows that Netenyahu hasn't got a negotiating drop of blood in him. While the whole world was cheering the Arab Spring as People Power incarnate, it's obvious that's when Bibi and his cohorts started getting scared. Israel, with all its amazing accomplishments, could have at the very least strived to change the dialog with the world by remembering that NEVER AGAIN does not apply only to Jewish people. Rather, the Netenyahu right-wing government allied itself with the republican nuts in the US to make sure that common sense was never given a chance. In the process, AIPAC was there to tell them to just carry on, and Netenyahu and his friends sought to completely destroy Obama, forgetting that US presidents come and go, whereas the presidencY is always there. Now, they have managed to get the whole world to see the US presidency as worth nothing, and so Israel's only ally is left calling people who will not pick up the phone. And now, the vote is inevitable. Of course the US will veto it because Obama cannot be brave enough to tell Israel the truth about diplomacy - and frankly, his fortunes would be even worse if he tried. In the end, we have an isolated Israel, with only the US and Canadian governments standing with them. Such a shame that so much potential should be wasted in the name of superiority.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Negotiations only way to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace
    First published 23:44 16.09.11 | Last updated 23:44 16.09.11
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