Can Bibi Netanyahu Ever Be A Peace Partner?
He’s so intransigent. Josh Marshall calls him “Fool on the Hill.”
For years the top generals in the IDF have agreed that Israel can handle withdrawing to the 1967 borders in military terms. But PM Netanyahu says that’s impossible because those borders are not defensible. It’s an amazing level of denial, intransigence and self-destructiveness on display today — something the pre-statehood and early statehood Zionist leadership was seldom so vulnerable to.
I agree with Gadi Taub who said recently that while peace is the ideal the highest priority for both peoples right now is partition. Netanyahu’s position makes that impossible. The 1967 lines are the only practical and politically conceivable basis for such a division — with mutually agreed upon swaps of territory along those lines.Click here for reuse options!
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