By Ted Belman
After Lieberman’s startling remarks last week concerning a rupture in in our relationship with the US should we annex Judea and Samaria in whole or in part and the Women of Green’s disavowal of what he said, the US clarified yesterday.
“We are not going to speak publicly about the details of private communications between governments,”
“President Trump is committed to working with Israel and the Palestinians on a comprehensive peace deal that will allow both sides to live in the peace and security they deserve,”
“The administration needs to have the chance to fully consult with all parties on the way forward. We are just getting that process started. As the president has said, he would like to see a ‘level of reasonableness of both parties,'”
The upshot of all this is that the embassy will not be moved and new construction not permitted until the US has charted a path to peace. After that nothing will happen while the peace process is in play.
I am sure Netanyahu will comply as he wants a peace process and even a deal if it is better than what Obama was striving for.
For those of us who don’t believe in the peace process and prefer alternate solutions, this is a punch in the guts.