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June 13, 2017 10:23 am

Haaretz Destroys Its Own Narrative of ‘Ultra Right-Wing Intransigent Netanyahu’

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English and Hebrew editions of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

For the second time in recent days, Haaretz has a reluctant exclusive on how Israel’s hated, right-wing, war-mongering, intransigent, anti-peace prime minister — Benjamin Netanyahu — has actually been working behind the scenes to try and find a permanent peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Last week, the paper reported that Netanyahu’s negotiators accepted an American framework for peace — and that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected it. Abbas then ignored a later American framework that tilted more his way.

This week, Haaretz reports that Netanyahu held a secret a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, along with Israeli Labor party leader Isaac Herzog to see if they could form a coalition government that could make peace.

This doesn’t exactly jive with what Haaretz normally says about Netanyahu and Likud.

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But don’t worry — Haaretz won’t change its reporting just because it has proven its own biased case to be wrong.

For example, in the very article about the meeting with Sisi, Haaretz throws in this aside:

In mid-May, shortly after that meeting, Sissi [sic] gave a memorable speech at the dedication of an Egyptian power plant, calling on Palestinians and Israelis to take advantage of “a realistic and great opportunity” and reach an agreement that would end the conflict. He even called on Israeli political parties to agree to the process.

These talks, like the regional initiative, failed due to Netanyahu’s refusal to give the Palestinians what was required.

Not what the Palestinians “demanded” — but what Haaretz states as fact that is required for peace.

Abbas’ intransigence is swept under a rug, while Netanyahu’s flexibility is dismissed as just more intransigence. Palestinian demands are “requirements for peace,” while Netanyahu’s demands for security are just posturing to avoid peace.

Haaretz did some great reporting, but it is so blinded by hate that it cannot even understand what it is reporting.

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