Olmert on Netanyahu: “This government is not dedicated to the pursuit of peace in a realistic way.” #Saban12
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) December 2, 2012
Hillary at #Saban12:Increasing extremism, demographic problem, challenge of staying ahead of weapons technology, makes status quo dangerous.
— Martin Indyk (@Martin_Indyk) December 1, 2012
And the beat goes on:
Israel has seized more than $120m (£75m)in tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority in response to last week’s overwhelming vote at the UN general assembly to recognise the state of Palestine. The move came as the PA president, Mahmoud Abbas, returned to cheering crowds in Ramallah in the West Bank following Thursday’s vote, in which 138 countries backed enhanced “non-member state” status for Palestine. Only nine countries opposed the move and 41 abstained.
Five European countries have summoned Israeli ambassadors to vent their extreme displeasure at the Netanyahu government’s increasingly extremist policies.