Two facts enables Netanyahu to play his game: - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alterman
    • 25.05.11 | 09:50 (IDT)

    First - the mistakes, aggression and hostility among many palestinian leaders against Israel. A truly moderate, united, constructive and peaceful attitude in the PA would end the current coalition in Jerusalem. Second - Obama has in fact a rather shallow and superficial understanding of the israeli-palestinian market. And as long as Obama (and the Quartet) strongly believes in direct negotiations, and says a clear No to an imposed solution, then Netanyahu is home free. But the palestinians will push forward towards september. And they will do whatever it takes to force Obama to reevaluate and change his attitude and policy. But keeping Hamas in the game is a mistake. And Netanyahu is intelligent and knows how to use this mistake. He is doing what he can in order to prevent the establishment of a palestinian state. And the ineptitudes and mistakes of the other players makes every day a PR-event for Bibi.

    from the article: Netanyahu has declared himself ready to challenge Obama
    First published 00:57 25.05.11 | Last updated 00:57 25.05.11
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