The way Republicans are acting all giddy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, you would think he were freaking Justin Bieber or something. So they’re counting on Netanyahu winning re-election so they can keep their hatred of Obama alive and instigate conflict between him and Netanyahu.
The seemingly insuperable inability for a two-state solution has been on account of the radicals on either side not wanting it to happen. And, proving that he’s one of those radicals, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently said that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state would not be created.
“I think that anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state and evacuate territory gives territory away to radical Islamist attacks against Israel,” Netanyahu said. “The left has buried its head in the sand time and after time and ignores this, but we are realistic and understand.” (Haaretz)
Perhaps Netanyahu was for a two-state solution before he was against it? After all, it’s a major departure from a 2009 speech in which he voiced strong support for the principle of two states for both peoples.
It should probably be noted that Netanyahu’s remarks were made in an interview with the NRG website, which is owned by casino mogul and Republican sugar daddy Sheldon Adelson. Clearly it was a last-ditch effort to cater the right-wing hardliners in Israel.
Netanyahu also went after Jewish-American businessman Danny Abraham, one of the primary financiers of the V-15 campaign to change power in Israel.
“I said to him – have you ever been in Har Homa? He said no, and that it was a dangerous settlement. I suggested he go there and said he would make it in time, that he wouldn’t be late to the meeting. They took him to the car, returned to the office, and rolled on the floor with laughter. The man was prepared to go to Sinai and couldn’t believe that the car stopped after seven minutes and that he had reached his destination. These are the people telling us who needs to be in government, these are the people who think Har Homa is in Sinai.” (Haaretz)
If Netanyahu goes, Republicans still have Vladimir Putin to bromance.