Ehud Barak was quoted as saying that the two-state solution is the only solution. Readers of this blog, and anyone with a fully functioning brain, knows that a two state solution is merely the Arab's final solution for Israel, what they have been salivating for since 1967, a platform from which to launch another attempted destruction of the Jewish state.
Netanyahu continues to stress that there will be no cessation of construction in Jerusalem, which the Arabs are calling a red line that cannot be crossed. The Falacstinians say they will not talk without Jerusalem on the table, which Bibi has said will remain undivided, and under full Israeli sovereignty. He also said he would encourage expanding new construction in Yesha, and would reject a two-state solution...during the campaign.
One can look at this in one of two ways:
- Bibi is merely continuing the juggling act of trying to make the West happy, while maintaining terms that the Arabs will never accept or
- He is legitimately preparing to evacuate large swaths of Jewish communities in the heart of Eretz Yisrael
It is also important to keep in mind that at least 3000 units in Yesha are going to be worked on through this 10 month freeze, as well as construction in Jerusalem which, contrary to Marack Pajama and Ban Ki-Idiot, is not a "settlement." The question is, will a government that has not approved any new construction since it took power, do so after this 10 month period? I have a feeling that the answer is going to be NO.
So now we must see how the national camp reacts. There's going to be a lot of shit hitting the fan folks, so stay tuned. Likud MK Danny Danon, true to his word, is already circling the Likud wagons. The full cabinet vote is Sunday.