Ya'alon's Frustration

(Ynet News) Ron Ben-Yishai - Moshe Ya'alon, the State of Israel's professional and determined defense minister, believes that if Israel accepts Kerry and General Allen's security plan, it will throw us into an unreasonable security situation in the Jordan Valley and the West Bank, which eventually will turn into a second Gaza. Ya'alon, and many in Israel, really don't understand the motive behind Kerry's intensive campaign aimed at reaching a permanent Israeli-Palestinian agreement. Ya'alon and quite a few Israeli government ministers believe that the conditions for such an agreement have not matured. The turmoil in the Arab world, the growing tsunami of al-Qaeda activists on our border and the refugees filling Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, are all causing Abbas to be concerned and avoid reaching an agreement with Israel, which might even cost him his life. Ya'alon has been marked by Kerry and his team as the main obstacle to the framework agreement they are asking both sides to agree to. They are presenting Ya'alon as the chief party pooper in briefings they are giving. The brawl broke out after bubbling for quite a long time in utmost discretion.

2014-01-16 00:00:00

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