Sunday, March 29, 2009

Netanyahu's compromise

It looks as if Netanyahu will form a new government with Lieberman as Foreign Minister and Barak as Defence Minister. Ominous. Egypt is not happy. The Israeli left is not happy. The Palestinians aren't too happy either. And to be honest I doubt whether Bibi Netanyahu is happy. He'd have preferred a government of national unity. This line up puts him on a collision course with Obama's America, committed as it is to reinvigorating the peace process.