If Netanyahu fails to realize this and succumbs to Obama, the prime minister will not only be jeopardizing the dim prospects for peace, but also will be resigning himself to a patently false narrative: that Israel is fighting a losing battle, and therefore must preemptively concede to its enemies.
As a student of history, Netanyahu should know that there is no light at the end of the tunnel of appeasement.
There is only the abyss.
Charles Bybelezer is publications chairman at the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.