Monday, April 13, 2009

Latest In "Nixon In China" Comparisons

Might Israel's new prime minister abandon his opposition to a Palestinian state? Menachem Rosensaft:

Clichés by definition are rooted in reality. Richard Nixon going to China; Menachem Begin giving Sinai back to Egypt -- milestones are sometimes reached by the most unlikely protagonists. Perhaps [Benjamin] Netanyahu -- flanked on his right by hawkish Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and on his left by Defense Minister Ehud Barak, head of the once dominant Labor Party -- will emulate Begin (and, for that matter, Yitzhak Rabin).

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