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    • Johnboy
    • 15.09.09 | 11:58 (IDT)

    Make no mistake where Netanyahu's current stand is taking Israel. You all seem to think that if Bibi stands firm then the Americans will simply say "Well, gosh, I never knew you felt so strongly. Sorry we upset you." No, they won't. If Netanyahu continues on this path then the Americans will eventually take him at his word i.e. that Israel has no intention of creating the conditions where the fate of these settlements can ever be negotiated "in good faith". At that point the Americans will declare that as far as they are concerned ALL the settlements are illegal (not just "illegitimate", but "illegal") under international law. That will be a foreign policy disaster for Israel, but unless Bibi folds on the issue of a construction freeze that declaration *will* come. Bet. On. It.

    from the article: Trying to outsmart Obama
    First published 01:20 15.09.09 | Last updated 02:55 15.09.09
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