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Reader comment on item: Netanyahu as Prime Minister - Déjà Vu?

Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Mar 11, 2009 at 01:50

As I said in my E-Mail, It is disappointing to think of Bibi as a sell out, but from what you have told us here it seems the same old business as usual in the Knesset. But given the often not so covert antagonisms between the religious and the secular factions in the government it is not entirely surprising. Most of the settlements in gaza and the west bank were religious settlements like Gush Emonim and from the beginning they were a bone of contension for the secularists who thought that they were a source and a cause of trouble. Many wanted them closed on principle regardless of the sentiments of the religious community.

It is a mistake to think of Bibi as a single handed mastermind in Israeli politics. He is not capable of being any such thing. He can only accomplish what others are willing to agree with. If there is no agreement there is no action.


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