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Reader comment on item: Israel's Partial Victory

Submitted by David (United States), Nov 16, 2022 at 15:24

By the way...the author photographed the outgoing PM and Foreign Minister who had absolutely no role in signing the recent accords with the countries in the Arab Gulf, and whose "Negev Summit" was in effect, a watering down of the entire substance. Whereas PM Netanyahu presided over the negotiations, with President Trump, and in his term, the Emiratis sold plane tickets to Israel with the Golden Dome prominently featured under the headline "ISRAEL," and whereas his tenure featured Saudi Imams declaring that "Al Aqsa is not in Jerusalem," the outgoing PM smiled as Anthony Blinken joined him, with an Egyptian Foreign Minister proclaiming in his summit that "East Jerusalem must be the capital of a Palestinian state." I will also remind for one more time, that as reported in Israelhayom, the former and future Israeli PM, managed to coordinate, via meetings between then Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen and the Egyptian intelligence chief, Abbas Kamel, a support, in principle, for Israel's extension of sovereignty to the Jordan Valley. At the time there was an incredible article posted there, in which the Egyptians said "yes, the Palestinians are right to be afraid, because Kamel and Yossi Cohen have reached an agreement."

So by all means, have Lapid pictured in connection with the Abraham Accords. The interim PM who presided over the dilution (hopefully only temporarily) of its effect. And not the PM or the President, who negotiated it.


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Daniel Pipes replies:

My article is not about partisan Israeli politics but about the Arab states vs. Israel. The photograph in question makes a point about the latter, not the former.

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