Give more, get war

Pandering to the forces that wreak havoc throughout the Middle East and Africa and threaten European stability is an omen of things to come.

Under threat of international isolation and more boycott and divestment scenarios, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said, “Enough.” His declaration of Israel’s right to survive, articulated in Washington in March, was forthright and etched in the realities of the quagmire of violence and uncertainty that is the Middle East.

Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was waiting for the West to make his dream of acquiring a possession without concession come true. But Netanyahu refused to walk the plank, rejecting onerous terms that would put Israel at risk.

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