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Netanyahu’s Message Was No Blunder
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/4/2012 10:41:03 PM

The conventional wisdom about the Israeli government’s decision to allow new building projects in Jerusalem in the E1 area between the city and the Ma’ale Adumim suburb is that it was a blunder. Critics of Prime Minister Netanyahu claim the move has worsened relations with the United States, alienated European nations and heightened the country’s diplomatic isolation. (Snip) But like most pieces of conventional wisdom, the assumption that Netanyahu has hurt his country is not accurate. Even if shovels went in the ground in the E1 area tomorrow — something that actually won’t happen for a long

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So, all the stammering and accusations against Israel, and nothing will be different today than was the day before. No BIAS in our LSM against Israel.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/4/2012 11:34:04 PM     (No. 9049091)

Are Israelis expected to stop having children because that is inconvenient for the Palestinians and their friend in the White House ? When palestinians breed and outgrow the old Jewish homes they now squat in don´t they add on or build new settlements ? Why do we hear no complaints ?

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