Netanyahu's Strategy at the UN

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - In his speech to the UN, Netanyahu's strategy is to explain to the world that the Middle East is now different from the one that existed before Hosni Mubarak was brought down in Egypt. He will explain the need for caution, for not rushing head-long into anything. He will argue that the need to see where the dust settles, who will gain control, and what new alliances emerge is truer now that the nasty side of the revolution is starting to emerge. If Fatah can lose control of Gaza to Hamas in a matter of weeks, if the Egyptians can now talk about re-visiting a 30-year peace treaty, then previous assumptions need to be re-thought. His strategy for the short term at the UN is to explain why recognition of a Palestinian state would only serve to destabilize an already reeling region - and why Israel should not be pressed to take any giant steps at a time when the Middle East's tectonic plates are shifting.

2011-09-21 00:00:00

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