He vetoed the Clinton parameters for peace by refusing to extend the construction freeze as the U.S. urged, he's squeezing Palastinians into Areas A and B whenever the opportunity presents itself (military reserve areas, archaeological reserve areas, lack of building permits, etc.), and he's supporting settlement expansion. It is utterly rational for any Palastinian to conclude that in the event of a regional war, Israel would try to expel Palastinains from the West Bank to the extent feasable in order to end up with more favorable demographics. It certainly is no more far fetched than assuming Iran will nuke Israel given the right circumstances. To be sure, if the shoe were on the other foot, the Palastinians would be just as eager to expel the Jews from pre-'67 Israel, and nonacceptance of Israel as a Jewish state is just as deeply imbedded in Palastinains as the Palastinain threat is imbedded in Israel. So this mock anger on Bibi's part, or on Abbas' part for that matter, is just a bit wearisome.
Israeli moderately wounded in stabbing attack near West Bank settlement (Haaretz)
from the article: Netanyahu, Lieberman furious over Abbas' UN speech
While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments