Netanyahu Caves in to US

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netanyahu Core issues up for discussion, East Jerusalem construction slowdown, Gaza siege to be eased Рthis is the price to be paid by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the wake of the major crisis vis-à-vis the US.

The above understandings allayed tensions between Israel and Washington ahead of the PM’s upcoming trip to the US. Now, officials at the Prime Minister’s Office are hoping for a meeting between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama.

Israel wanted its proximity talks with the Palestinians to only deal with procedures ahead of direct negotiations, while the Palestinians wanted to discuss the core issues – it now appears that the Israel-US crisis tilted the balance in favor of the Palestinians. As Prime Minister Netanyahu prepared to head to Washington, comments by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the weekend indicated that the core issues will indeed be up for negotiations in the upcoming proximity talks.

The US Administration recently pressed Israel to start discussing the question of borders as the first core issue. The argument put forth by the US was that the moment borders are agreed upon, there would be no construction freeze problem and each side would be able to build in its own territory.

Meanwhile, US Special Envoy George Mitchell will be arriving in Jerusalem Sunday and meet Netanyahu. The prime minister will inform Mitchell, and possibly the Israeli public as well, of the series of gestures he agreed to in order to facilitate the proximity talks with the Palestinians.

The gestures will apparently include much stricter supervision by the PM himself over East Jerusalem construction. According to senior government ministers, this would mean a slowdown in Jewish construction – both government-funded and private – beyond the Green Line in Yerushalayim.

The gestures will also include several steps meant to boost Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, such as a prisoner release.

Over the weekend, the prime minister worked on drafting his speech at the AIPAC Conference next week. Netanyahu’s aides said that the speech will be “powerful and significant” and will likely deal with Israel-US ties in an effort to allay the recent tensions as result of Israel’s construction announcement in East Jerusalem during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit.

{Ynet/Yair Alpert-Matzav.com Israel}

7 COMMENTS

  1. once again Bibi has shown that he is not fit to lead Israel. The last time he wimped out and once again he caved in like a deck of cards.
    It is mind boggeling that he allows a woman and do nothing president to lead him by the nose. This is a war hero, this is a shame to the country of israel.
    This is just the beginning. Once Obama tastes blood he will try to appease the Muslims to the utmost. This is truly times of Moshiach

  2. ISRAEL…SHEMA YISROEL LISTEN TO HASHEM AND THE LAND WILL REMAIN OURS! DO NOT LISTEN TO THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALS DICTATING AN ALLY WHAT TO GIVE UP. TELL OBAMA TO GO BACK TO HIS BIRTH PLACE KENYA! TELL CLINTON TO GO BACK TO HER HUSBANDS SIDE! ISRAEL RETURN TO OUR CREATOR BY HEEDING HIS TORAH KEEP THE COVENANT…NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!

  3. #2 Any suggestions who can win an election and will do a better job? We must be proactive, if BIBI sees that American Jews/organizations are not with him on this issue (to freeze constructions) then a change can be made.

    Sleep about it fellow Jews and you are to blame.

  4. Obama demanded:
    1 A halt to construction in E Jerusalem
    2 Stop the blockade of Gaza
    3 Release hundreds of terrorists
    Netanyahu should skip the meeting with Obama and instead meet with every pro-Israel Senator and tell them Israels side. May Hashem rid us of this Obama tzorah immediately.

  5. Short circuit this one term President and his foreign Machashifa Meet with congress and senate only!!! Get them, they are pro Israel tilt appropriatopns in your favor!!! Who cares about the rest.

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