|Tuesday, February 19, 2013|
|Observation: Netanyahu Appoints An Elephant Pilot To Negotiate With The Palestinians|
Observation: Netanyahu Appoints An Elephant Pilot To Negotiate With The
Dr. Aaron Lerner Date: 19 February 2013
These are days that put the integrity of Likud MKs to the test.
After all, as they breathlessly wait and hope to get a ministerial portfolio
And why jeopardize one's prospects, however slim, over something that may
After all, if Ehud Olmert wasn't able to cut a deal with Mahmoud Abbas after
But it isn't so simple.
Livni did not agree to take responsibility for negotiations with the
So while Binyamin Netanyahu may have set his standards and requirements for
And it won't really matter so much what Mr. Netanyahu really thinks of the
Whatever schemes Livni's elephant pilots cook up that Binyamin Netanyahu
And the pressure will be tremendous.
And the erosion of Israel's ability to argue its case profoundly weakened.
And all this without considering the possibility that the Palestinians have
Until now Mahmoud Abbas has been adamantly opposed to an interim deal even
How much finessing would it take for the Palestinian leadership to recast an
After all, the Palestinians could argue that the UN General Assembly vote
I cannot predict what will happen in the coming days.
But I can write this with considerable certainty: if the Netanyahu-Livni
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
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