Sunday, September 18, 2011

Come to your senses

Bibi Netanyahu: “we are ready to enter negotiations if the Palestinians want to. At the end of the day I believe that after the smoke clears the Palestinians will come to their senses and sit down for negotiations that will bring peace for us and our neighbors.” Because nothing says “ready to enter negotiations” like telling your potential negotiating partners to “come to their senses.”

In the same article, Abbas denies trying to delegitimize Israel, saying that in fact Israel is a legitimate state, but its settlement-building activities are illegitimate. Actually, I’d say that until there is an established Palestinian state with mutually agreed borders, Israel is not a legitimate state.

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