Damage control has been top priority for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the wake of fallout from the government’s passage last week of a new National Heritage Sites plan that includes Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. TAGGED: Israel
He has been forced to make plain his contention that the move does nothing to change the status quo at the sites, when a smidgen more diplomatic acumen on Netanyahu’s part could have avoided the present crisis. But that does not expiate Palestinians’ violence.
, Binyamin Netanyahu
, Prime Minister