This was undoubtedly Netanyahu's most dovish speech this term. More dovish even than the Bar-Ilan speech of two years ago. But it was accompanied with a host of rightist mannerisms, aggressive and pessimistic statements and belligerent body language. It was a dove masquerading as a hawk.Perhaps, but the bar has been set pretty low.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Reviewing Netanyahu's speech this afternoon and noting his substitution of "military presence" in the Jordan Valley in place of "sovereignty," Haaretz's Yossi Verter calls Netanyahu's speech his most dovish yet: