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The Palestinians won't even yield to the extent sought in the speech

Reader comment on item: Assessing Binyamin Netanyahu's Speech at Bar-Ilan University

Submitted by Peter (United States), Jun 15, 2009 at 07:15

Dr Pipes,

I think you're being a little too critical of Mr Netanyahu. I believe he's pragmatic enough to know that he needed to be conciliatory, and he needed to advance conditions for peace that are ENTIRELY reasonable. In terms of accurately defining positions, the effectiveness of the speech will be evident in the Palestinian response to it: they will not comply -- even to simple conditions laid out in the speech.

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