Here is an on-the-spot play-by-play report on Wednesday’s action in the Peace Talks Charades.
Tzipi Livin screws up her face and throws a spit ball at the Palestinian Authority, which swings and misses.
John Kerry calls Abbas and reaches first base.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman steps up to the mound and pitches a curve ball by announcing he will vote against any proposal to release Arab murderers who carry Israeli citizenship.
Martin Indyk takes a walk to Jerusalem and scores a triple play with Livni and Saeb Erekat.
Commentator Samantha Power puts in her two cents, which is about all it is worth, and opines that unilateral actions by the Palestinian Authority “will be a profound threat to Israel and devastating to the peace process.”
Housing Minister Uri Ariel, playing right field, urges Netanyahu to find another game and cancel the Oslo Accords, forgetting that they sank long ago in Foggy Bottom except when the State Dept. fishes them out for stale news.
Tourism Minister Uzi Landau, the government’s biggest windbag, carries his bat, points to the bleachers, and says that Israel can punish the Palestinian Authority by annexing Judea and Samaria and slapping sanctions on Ramallah.
His home swing misses by a mile, and he takes a shower.
The Arab League, playing shortstop, forces everyone to take a rain check for a week, when it will meet to grunt and groan and come up with a face-saving pitch for Abbas.