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Bibi's bait-and-switch on Palestine

Bibi's bait-and-switch on Palestine

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory — won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel — was akin to pulling a rabbit out of a hat. He hoodwinked the Israeli electorate with an 11th-hour declaration that there never would be a Palestinian state on his watch, if given another term. The statement seemed to turn things around for him, drawing heavy hard-right support that positioned his Likud Party to form a new coalition government. Then, in an interview with MSNBC — not an Israeli channel — he brazenly flip-flopped, saying: "I don't want a one-state solution. I want a...