Saturday, September 4, 2010

The new leftist

A big headline in the extreme right paper Makor Rishon: "Netanyahu is a Leftist"

Columnist Ariel Kahane is in a hurry to cry out and alert the paper's readers throughout the settlements":

"Had anyone not been sure yet where Netanyahu stands, the events of the past two days removed the last doubt. Netanyahu is a Leftist! The wording which Netanyahu used at the Washington summit betrays the ideological shift he has undergone: 'West Bank', 'President Abbas', 'you are the partner', 'painful concessions'. This is the terminology of a person who has abandoned his nationalist doctrines".

Perhaps. But equally, it could be the terminology of a talented chameleon, who mastered the protective coloring necessary for survival in Obama's Washington.