What Netanyahu didn’t say

What is it about Israel in general and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in particular that leads to so much careless reporting and tendentious commentary?

Start with The New York Times, trendsetter that it is, which ran this headline on March 16: “Netanyahu Says No to Statehood for Palestinians.” An editorial then referred to the prime minister’s “outright rejection of a Palestinian state.” Columnist Thomas Friedman piled on, accusing Mr. Netanyahu of having “declared” he would “never permit a two state-solution between Israelis and Palestinians.”

Here’s what Mr. Netanyahu actually said to an Israeli reporter shortly before last week’s election: “I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state today and evacuate lands is giving attack grounds to radical Islam against the state of Israel.”

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  • Clausewitz

    Why would Netanyahu approve of a state who’s sole purpose it to wipe out Israel and kill all Jews everywhere? How stupid are the Lefties in the US? I know, I know, rhetorical question.

    • Reader

      The lefties are not stupid, they want another Middle East terrorist state to be created which will wipe out Israel (the only open democracy in the area that allows all to run for public office).

      It is no different than the goals of US Presidents Jimmy Earl Carter and Barack Hussein Obama.

  • I generally favour one state solutions. One state to rule them all.

  • chicagotrance

    For obvious reasons, Netanyahu & other government officials can’t give their honest opinions. Wouldn’t you love to hear what Netanyahu REALLY thinks of Obama?
    That would really make headlines in the crap media.

    • DVult

      He is a laughing stock. They’re just waiting him out. Lots of bad guys are trying to take advantage but the next guy in assuming it’s not Hillbilly or any other imbecile democrat will have to go a clobbering so no use pushing too far and becoming number one on the list.

  • zee

    Even the mainstream Israeli left knows the “two-state solution” is a fantasy. They all go along with it to avoid controversy. No one wants to admit that the status quo, as bad as it may be, is still the best thing for the foreseeable future.

    Did you know that most of the 8000 “settlers” evicted from Gaza ten years ago are still in “temporary” housing? And the world thinks Israel will evict hundreds of thousands from Judea and Samaria? Never gonna happen.

  • Why is it so hard to see the bigger problem. Islamic theology’s goal is to destroy any and all competing cultures/civilizations on earth.

    Islamic theology is obsessed with the Jews but it is also obsessed with everyone else too.

    The non-Islamic world needs to deal with the bigger problem.

    Islamic theology is the problem. Without Islamic reformation, the bigger problem will continue.

    And small minds will continue to blame it on the Jews.