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Reader comment on item: Is Netanyahu Turning Left?

Submitted by john w. mcginley (United States), Jul 12, 2013 at 09:39

He is a mystery to me. His brother was the only casualty, way back, in the mostly successful Entebbe raid. ((As I recall, he did not die in the operation itself. Arguably that fate was worse than dying.)) I have to believe that the Prime Minister in his heart wants the best for Israel. On the other hand there are reports -- including one from Ariel Sharon -- that Natanyahu is all about Natanyahu and that he, Natanyahu will lie, persuasively, to one's face.

I admit to being puzzled by the man./////Whatever the truth might be he has, on the average, been a good shepherd for the well-being of Israel. Personal self-interest and doing what's right for Israel do not HAVE to be in conflict with each other. As I look over the landscape of other wannabe Prime Ministers I get depressed. IF there is going to be some substantial opening to a Israel/Palestinian "talks" leading to a "two-state" solution I would rather see Natanyahu be at the Helm than those other wannabe Prime Ministers./////

The larger question is this. THERE IS NO POSSIBLE "TWO-STATE" SOLUTION. Israel doesn't have a real partner for peace negotiations. There's the West Bank and there's Gaza. We are speaking of one nation (Israel) and two mini-nations which are at odds with each other. The rest of the Middle East will go their way with or without a Peace Treaty between Israel and the two mini-Palestinian states. In any case -- and this trumps any other considerations -- Khevron must be fully and totally integrated into Erets Ysirael.


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