salesman and an ex nightclub bouncer charged with the responsibility for negotiations on the future of Israelis and Palestinians and the wider Middle East and by association the West's credibility. This is at best ridiculous and at worst very dangerous. Is there really no other alternative to the Laurel and Hardy of Israeli politics? The International community longs for someone to take the helm with a sense of statesmanship and reality and who will make a SERIOUS effort to make peace with Israel’s neighbors. The present cast in this farcical situation have long outlived, what was only ever an infinitesimal credibility.
In three days, Greek coastguard rescues 2,500 migrants (Reuters)