Thursday, April 28, 2011

bibi's temper tantrum

benjamin netanyahu is not happy that hamas and fatah have finally reconciled saying: "The Palestinian Authority has to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas."

for the past two years netanyahu has made it clear that he is not interested in negotiating a permanent peace agreement with the palestinian authority. his government has held no formal meetings to negotiate a peace plan with the fact, netanyahu's official position is to avoid negotiating a political settlement with the palestinians and instead support economic development in the west bank without giving the residents any political rights (what he calls his "economic peace plan"). the netanyahu government has also refused to enact a real freeze of settlement activities, which is required under the bush-era "road map", the last agreement relating to the peace process that israel signed with the palestinian authority.

if bibi is gives an "either deal with us, or deal with them" ultimatum to the palestinian authority, and then makes it clear that he won't deal with the PA, what else does he expect them to do?