Finally, an Israeli politician who tells it like it is about Abbas

Ever since the Oslo Accords in the 1990s, successive Israeli governments have held back from criticizing Mahmoud Abbas on the dubious premise that he's the best available Palestinian leader to sign on to a peace agreement.  This continues to be the official strategy of the Obama administration and the guiding principle of the Netanyahu government. The result has been creation of a make-believe "reality" that increasingly has clashed - and clashed dramatically - with real facts on the ground. Finally, there has emerged an Israeli leader, a member of Netanyahu's governing coalition, who has decided that enough is enough and issued his own truth-telling manifesto built on solid evidence that exposes Abbas as a peace-wrecker, not a peace partner for negotiations toward a permanent peace agreement.  He is Avigdor Liberman, Israel's foreign minister and head of Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home), a party to the right of Bibi's Likud. In a five-page letter to Baroness...(Read Full Post)