The determinating influence of psychology. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 17.03.10 | 16:04 (IST)

    Aluf Benn taps into a core element, often disregarded in real time: psychologies of two leaders. Obama and Netanyahu don't have "chemistry": Read no "sympathy" for one another too. And their ideologies, or purported ideologies, don't help overcome that lack. For a year, they twisted and withheld themselves. An imbecile miscalculation by the Netanyahu administration is escalating now, nurturing on that very lack of "chemistry" or outright antipathy between them, and the circles around them. We are rapidly approaching the end of normalcy in Israel. Reversing that trend, will require much more than the end of Netanyahu's administration. It requires the isolation and containment of the fanatic blocks (both secular and orthodox) and replace them with sound, intelligent, fresh thinking. That generally occurs after a war, -G'd forbid-. I hope it doesn't take that for Israel to come to its senses, despite globalized anti-Semitism.

    from the article: It's too bad Netanyahu and Obama didn't stop and think first
    First published 04:00 17.03.10 | Last updated 14:44 17.03.10
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