October 29, 2012
The End of Bibi the Peace-maker
Allison Good, Open Zion
If there ever was a watershed moment that revealed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s flip-flop on the two-state solution, it’s most certainly his announcement Thursday that Likud would unite with Yisrael Beiteinu to form a right-wing super-party ahead of the Knesset elections in January. Despite his proclamation in June 2009 that he would agree to a peace agreement establishing a demilitarized Palestinian state, Netanyahu has refused to take tangible steps toward two states. His now-even-closer alliance with Yisrael Beiteinu founder and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who has never been afraid to sabotage the peace process with inflammatory rhetoric, is proof that he never intends to do so.
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