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Netanyahu's Enduring Legacy Is Stifling Talk of the Palestinian Problem

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Finally, some pertinent comments about Benjamin Netanyahu, by a person who knows him: Amit Segal, senior commentator for Channel 12 TV. At last, we have an analysis that does not diagnose the former prime minister as a weak individual who was under the thumb of his wife. We now encounter respect that is not adulation and does not rely on fragmentary facts.

Over the weekend, Segal gave an interview to Yedioth Ahronoth. The Channel 7 news website sorted the wheat from the chaff for us, quoting comments by the political pundit regarding Netanyahu’s achievements as a statesman. In my own words: The man had a plan and he fulfilled it, by burying the Palestinian issue. Every right-wing person should bless him and every left-wing woman should warn everybody else about his dangerous legacy.

And now to the quotes themselves: Based on hundreds of hours of conversations with Netanyahu, as attested to by Segal, the commentator determined that “Netanyahu is a great ideologue. People said he was zigzagging, but he did so until he got what he wanted.” And what did he want? “Netanyahu has a mega-target: to smother the Palestinian........

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