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Netanyahu bats away Dershowitz’s suggestion of settlement freeze

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Even Alan Dershowitz must be worried about Israel destroying itself. He calls for a partial settlement freeze to advance the peace process, in the Wall Street Journal, and says he discussed the idea with a high-ranking Israeli.

The piece reflects the usual pigginess about Palestinian land:

There would be no Israeli building in those areas likely to become part of a Palestinian state. There would be no limit on Israeli building within areas likely to remain part of Israel.

I recently proposed this idea to a high-ranking Israeli official. His initial reaction was mostly positive, but he insisted that it would be difficult to impose an absolute building freeze in any areas in which Israelis currently live….

I reminded him that Mr. Netanyahu has repeatedly stated that Israel is prepared to make “painful compromises” in the interests of peace. An absolute building freeze would be such a painful but necessary compromise.

But here’s Haaretz correspondent Barak Ravid’s twitter feed today.

PM Netanyahu: “we are a government who respects the rule of law and strengthening the settlements – there is no contradiction between the 2”

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Wonder if this will make the Dersh-bag question his loyalty or whether he’ll do a Fredblogs-style doublethink job and come out loving Big Bibi?

Dershowitz has been a critic of the settlements for years. Why is it so difficult for you to admit that?

>> PM Netanyahu: “we are a government who respects the rule of law and strengthening the settlements – there is no contradiction between the 2”

Rapist: I am a man who respects the rule of law and raping to my heart’s content. There is no contradiction between the two.

PM Netanyahu: “we are a government who respects the rule of law and strengthening the settlements – there is no contradiction between the 2” rotflmao….. It really is freakish….informed people see their constant fictitious statements like this and it’s so freaky to even average intelligence it’s jaw dropping. I don’t… Read more »

correct Koshiro, couldn’t have said it better myself, one wonders how Douche-bag-a-witz, the plagerizing professor, gets to keep his job at Harward?