Sunday, January 22, 2012

If Netanyahu Is Really Such A Right Winger Extremist...

The following is from an email describing a meeting with some friends who
immediately came out swinging that Bibi is a Right Winger and Lieberman pushes him even more right, blah, blah, blah.

I guess they weren't expecting this, because I then simply asked them if Netanyahu voted for Disengagement (yes), which other Prime Minister froze as much Settlement expansion (no one) for as long as Bibi did (no one), who has destroyed as many Outpost homes as he has as had his unquestionably Left-wing partner Ehud Barak destroy (no one), and do they remember Bibi declaring he supports a two-state solution (oops).

So do they really still want to maintain their anachronistic caricature of Bibi being an inflexible Right-wing extremist?

Well, yes they did, but they immediately changed the subject to what we really came to talk about, but at the end of the meeting at least conceded that maybe things are more complex than they look from 6000 miles away.
Just maybe.
But then again: rhetoric trumps facts every time.

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