The Venice community commemorates the 500th anniversary of the world’s first ghetto with events that include the U.S. Supreme Court justice in a production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice.’13:06 08.02.16 | 1 comments
...tragic mistake. It looks as if the palestinian leaders really believe that they can sidestep Israel (and/or the current government in Jerusalem). They also believe that badmouthing Israel now, combined with an attempt to drum up support for the september declaration, will advance their position, weaken Israel and lead to more israeli concessions in the future. The current game is not about independence in september, but about getting more concessions from Israel in 10, 20 or 40 years. But this tactic is, again, a tragic mistake that will complicate an already complex situation.