Netanyahoo's boundless arrogance, demonstrated by the Shepherd's Hotel announcement in the midst of the ongoing crisis, is such that no rational resolution can be expected of him. After eight years of Bush, with his winks, pats on the back and the infamous (but unenforceable) settler letter, Netanyahoo must have felt that the US would not react to any Israeli excess, no matter how egregious. Even now, it appears that Netanyahoo believes that AIPAC will come to his rescue and permit him to carry on with the land theft and Judaization in East Jerusalem. Unfortunately for him, wake-up time has arrived.
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from the article: Netanyahu endangering Israel's security