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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Obamaleaks: Suspicious Haaretz “scoop” about Netanyahu blocking “regional peace plan”


"Selective leaks by former Obama officials meant to make Netanyahu look bad don’t hold up to scrutiny."

Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli daily Haaretz, has a reputation of getting great scoops, especially of the sort that makes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu look bad.
"In a story with a sensational headline that has lit up anti-Netanyahu social media, Ravid reported, 
Exclusive Kerry Offered Netanyahu Regional Peace Plan in Secret 2016 Summit With al-Sissi, King Abdullah.
"The sub-headline read, “Kerry’s outline included Arab recognition of Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu claimed he couldn’t get his coalition to back it.' ” . . .
. . .
"But there are reason to question the conclusions of Ravid’s report.
"For one thing the Ravid report omits context. In February of last year the so-called knife intifada was winding down, but there were still
107 attacks, largely driven by Palestinian incitement, in which 3 Israelis were killed. Was this really a good time to ask Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians, when its leadership was actively encouraging violence against Israel.
"For another, here’s a paragraph from Ravid’s report:" . . .

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