When a child finds that hs is merely scolded every time he misbehaves, he will increase the level of misbehavior until he finds out how much he can get away with. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 30.09.11 | 19:45 (IDT)

    This is called discovering boundries. Netnayahu is seeing if he can throw the Gilo issue into the faces of the Quartet and the EU and come away with only a scolding. If this works for him, he will be encouraged to take even more active anti-peace steps. Naturally, the Palestinians understand what is going on and will walk away at some point. This alows Israel to blame the failure of peace talks on the Palestinians. In order to save face, the western nations will not take issue with him. We have seen this routine before. We will continue to see it as long as it continues to work so well.

    from the article: Germany reprimands Israel over new Jerusalem construction
    First published 18:45 30.09.11 | Last updated 18:45 30.09.11
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