The real problem is Netanyahu himself. The fact is that neither Lieberman nor Netanyahu represent government policy. Government policy is determined by the government itself. It takes a vote and whichever position wins is the policy. Usually, if the Prime Minister loses on a critical policy issue, he may resign or change the coalition, as Ben-Gurion did a few times and Sharon did once. But Netanyahu is too cowardly. His solution is: Simply don't bring the policy issue to a vote. Netanyahu gave a speech at Bar Ilan University (June 2009) where he accepted the idea of an independent Palestinian state. But fearing disagreement even within Likud, Bibi did not bring this to a discussion in a Likud forum, nor to a vote within the government. The result: There is no official government policy with respect to Palestine. Lieberman takes advantage of this situation and pronounces his own policies. Of course, a decent minister would not have exposed the Israeli government to public ridicule, but the situation is truly ridiculous.
Israeli tanks return fire in response to mortar shells fired from southern Gaza (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu: Palestinians evading negotiations with Israel
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