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SO IS this "peace process" serious? What does Netanyahu want?

Does he want to enter the history books as the "Israeli de Gaulle," the wise Zionist leader who put an end to 120 years of conflict?

Or is he just another smart guy who is making a tactical move to avoid a tussle with the US and stop the de-legitimization process at least for a while?

As it looks now, de Gaulle in his heaven can relax. No competitor in sight.

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There is not the slightest indication of any peace orientation. Quite the contrary. Our government is using the new "peace process" as a smoke screen behind which the settlement bulldozer is working full time.

The government condemns the EU boycott resolution because it "harms the peace process." It rejects all demands for freezing the settlements because this would "obstruct the peace process." Investing hundreds of millions in settlements which, under any imaginable peace agreement will have to be evacuated is, it seems, favorable for peace.

So is there hope? Time to quote again the Yiddish saying: "If God wills, even a broomstick can shoot!"

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Uri Avnery is a longtime Israeli peace activist. Since 1948 has advocated the setting up of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In 1974, Uri Avnery was the first Israeli to establish contact with PLO leadership. In 1982 he was the first Israeli ever to meet Yassir Arafat, after crossing the lines in besieged Beirut. He served three terms in the (more...)
 

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