October 29, 2012

The End of Bibi the Peace-maker

Allison Good, Open Zion

AP Photo

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.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

October 19, 2012
Intriguing New Mideast Peace Proposal
Mort Zuckerman, U.S. News
Mitt Romney has put the Middle East back into the election debate on foreign policy, which is where it deserves to be. His speech at the Virginia Military Institute last week was more considered than the off-the-cuff remarks... more ››
October 19, 2012
How to Beat Obama on Foreign Policy
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
Does President Barack Obama have the next, and final, debate in the bag? Politico’s Mike Allen said yesterday that the town-hall debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 16 represented “Governor Romney’s last, best chance,... more ››
October 17, 2012
Romney's Sensible Take on Israel-Palestine
Leon Hadar, National Interest
While political pundits have been preoccupied with comments about the "47 percent"� that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made during a May 17 fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida, the foreign-policy establishment has... more ››
October 17, 2012
Let the Palestinians Decide Their Own Fate
The Daily Star
Palestine's leaders should call the West's bluff and act only according to the interests of their people, regardless of the consequences. There is no use in heeding the caution being professed by the U.S. Palestine is at rock... more ››