Typical Netanyahu maneuvering and sophistry - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 04.10.11 | 09:55 (IST)

    Exactly because of that "fine print" on the Quartet's Peace Plan Netanyahu had already announced qualifying reservations: "he had "some concerns" about the Quartet's plan" and that "Israel to demand adjustment of Quartet Mideast peace plan, official says" (Ha'aretz, Oct. 2, 2011). Akiva Eldar is absolutely correct: Netanyahu will never accede to the concessions the Quartet's plan advocates - he is merely grandstanding again for the public's benefit, to accumulate more kudos from credulous,undiscerning audiences not familiar with his art of dissemblance and sophistry and to be able to depict the Palestinians as possessing his own attributes: lack of compromise and recalcitrance if they don't accept the Quartet's Plan as he ostensibly did.

    from the article: Netanyahu is 'happy' to accept peace plans, less so to seal the deal
    First published 04:10 04.10.11 | Last updated 04:10 04.10.11
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