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All leaks, spins, false claims, and ploys will go nowhere.

Advice: Don’t read about the latest double-talk and impending supposed breakthroughs in the media. Look at underlying interests; not imaginative headlines.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Rubin believes that by demonizing everyone involved in any sort of negotiation he can somehow affect events. If he really wants to be more of a Likiudnik than Netanyahu and more of a patriot than Peres, he can start his own country called Jewtopia – where the world will exist only in his deep dark imagination.

    But in the real world Israel must at least give the impression that the US gov efforts are being taken seriously; otherwise, to Mr Rubin's deep chagrin, the body politic in DC will shed much of its enthusiasm for support for Israel.

  2. Prof Rubin is right; he's also realistic.The US has broken most of the promises made in the last few years, has too many problems of its own to be making promises it likely can't keep, & is less than credible.The media has been out of control the past week, contradicting every report with a new different report. Bibi promised this, he didn't make those promises, he did, he didn't- whew, out of control media. What used to be news is now just conjecture with little reliance on true facts. Opinion pieces are labeled news. It's best not to read posts on the so-called peace process, because is reflects the wishful thinking of many non- Israelis who don't get it that there is no peace with the Muslims who can't be seen as negotiating with the west. Their goal is to embarrass Israel, framing them as the enemy of peace. Israel is begging the Palestinian Arabs to accept a free gift of the land, with only a slim promise of what, exactly? They make no concessions, just keep demanding more of Israel. And this is called a peace process.

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