By Ted Belman
GIL HOFFMAN reports today that Netanyahu told a confidant in a private conversation Monday, “You don’t understand how much influence he has over Trump,” Evidently Netanyahu was furious about the American Jewish leader’s meeting with Abbas. Netanyahu also said ““Out of the people around Trump, he is my biggest challenge to overcome.””
Likud MK Anat Berko said Netanyahu is in favor of reviving diplomatic talks.
But another Likud MK expressed resentment over Lauder’s intervention, saying “well-meaning American Jews who want to push peace don’t realize how much damage they are causing.”
As late as a week ago Abbas said that the Palestinian leadership “will not accept any solution” that does not include a state along 1967 lines and east Jerusalem as its capital.” I guess that settles it.
The PA is starting from the premise that the are entitled to all the land to the greenline and if they give up an inch of it they are being flexible. And much of the world agrees with them.
This is Israel’s fault. She should be forever repeating that she is entitled to keep all the land to the Jordan River because of the Mandate, the “67 War, Res 242 and the Levy Report.
That should be the starting point of any negotiations.