Netanyahu-Fayyad Meeting: Diplomatic Theater, Not Diplomacy

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Tuesday for the first time ever, diplomatic theater - rather than true diplomacy - will be on display. Fayyad is to present a letter laying out preconditions that Israel has rejected a thousand times in the past, knowing full well that Israel will reject them again. That is not diplomacy. Since the PA's gambit for unilateral statehood recognition failed at the UN in September, the Palestinians have fallen off the world's radar screen, replaced by Syria and Iran. With the Fayyad meeting the Palestinians hope to regain some of the world's lost attention.

2012-04-17 00:00:00

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