Now it just so happens that Netanyahu, of his own volition, was willing to go along with most of the Obama administration’s demands. He just wanted them in writing – and that is where it all fell apart.

In sum, this was a blunder that could easily have been avoided; a textbook example of how diplomacy should not be practiced.

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Micah D. Halpern is a columnist and a social and political commentator. His latest book, “Thugs: How History’s Most Notorious Despots Transformed the World,” is available at Amazon.com. He maintains The Micah Report at www.micahhalpern.com.

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