Sunday, November 14, 2010

He Should've Held Out For An Aircraft Carrier

Benyamin Netanyahu, last week: Obstructionist destroying chances for Middle East peace. Bibi, today: World's shrewdest negotiator. Under the deal negotiated by Hillary Clinton, here's what Israel would get if its cabinet approves an additional 90-day West Bank settlement freeze (which, as a Facebook correspondent recently wrote me, costs it virtually nothing):
[T]he Israelis would receive 20 advanced American fighter jets and other unspecified American military aid, as well as American promises to oppose any Palestinian attempt to obtain international recognition of statehood in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza without Israeli agreement. The United States would veto a United Nations Security Council resolution along those lines and actively work against similar resolutions in forums where it does not have a veto.

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