Saturday, August 13, 2011
Bibi Caught Telling the Truth
Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized the Palestinian announcement that they would seek UN membership on September 20, saying that he "still believes that only through direct and honest negotiations – not through unilateral decisions – will it be possible to advance the peace process." He called it "expected but regrettable." So if Netanyahu believes in negotiations, why did he order Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres to cancel his meeting two weeks ago with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, during which they were to discuss re-starting negotiations? Disingenuously, he expressed "regret" at the Palestinian announcement. But somewhat honestly he said it was "expected." And who said Netanyahu can't ever tell the truth?