To its credit, the Times faults Netanyahu in its editorial on the peace process today. I was shocked by the news in this editorial that Hillary Clinton spent 7 hours with Netanyahu on Thursday. What’s that about? Isn’t it time to freeze Netanyahu? This is reminiscent of the fact revealed in Clayton Swisher’s Camp David book that Ehud Barak had an open line to Bill Clinton throughout 2000. And why was that, do you think? An election year, in which Hillary was running for New York Senate. This is why the peace process is doomed in its present form, structurally undermined by the conservative Jewish prominence in the Establishment… Even The Times knows that Netanyahu is trespassing in our politics, giving speeches all over the U.S.:
[He is] counting on his newly empowered Republican allies on Capitol Hill to back him up, no matter what he does. Since last week’s American elections, Mr. Netanyahu’s government has published plans for 1,000 new housing units
Yes and why does he have this power? The Times warns that if this process fails, extremists will take over. Excuse me but if Netanyahu is coddling his coalition– loyalty oaths, transfer, second-class citizenship– those are extremists, getting blind support from the American Jewish leadership.