“I Cannot Bear Netanyahu. He’s a Liar.”
And Obama has been dragged into a war of words he didn’t create with his response, “You’re fed up with him, what about me? I have to deal with him every day.”
Along with the outrage has a Fabian strategy been deployed? A military strategy where pitched battles and frontal assaults are avoided in favor of wearing down an opponent through a war of attrition and indirection? Merkel has already deployed the salvo to Netanyahu “you haven’t taken a single step to advance peace.”
Israelis enjoy their sabra (prickly pear) brusqueness and this spat has everyone a ‘google’ with gosh, horror and probe. The implications are huge but you don’t make peace with your friends. I was born in the other Jerusalem, “England” (i.e. not United Kingdom) and it too is a tiny country of 550 miles long and 250 miles wide. Be Bold. Get over it. Get on with it. Next.