He comes up with this stunning notion: Israel should act boldly, which in his eyes means offering to recognize a "Palestinian state" in the 30% of the occupied territories that comprise Areas A and B. Or is that the 2.7% that comprises Area A? Whatever. Q: Why does he advocate such a plan? A: So that Bibi can blame the Pals when they reject that offer. That's what passes for courage in Israel nowadays i.e. a plan is "bold" if it involves some new scheme for pinning the blame for the lack of peace on the Palestinians, rather than simply being an old scheme for pinning the blame on the Palestinians.
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from the article: Israel's first step to Mideast peace: Opening the door, Obama style