Just a quick little note to reaffirm the obvious.
Press Release: BB Netanyahu with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Loews Regency Hotel, New York, NY
Sept 21, 2011
QUESTION: Mr. Prime Minister, why won’t you freeze the settlements if that’s one way to get back to talks?
PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: Well, I did, as you know, and did something that no previous Israeli government did. I actually froze any construction for ten months, waited nine months and one week; the Palestinians finally came and said, well, keep on freezing. So I think wisely – and we concluded with the United States – that what we really have to do is get on with the real issues and get down and negotiate all these issues in order to get peace. We have to negotiate the issues to resolve them. We can’t just negotiate about the negotiations.
Righto! Negotiating about negotiations is a classic tactic employed by those who realize they have not earned their equal status at said “talks”. Once the encroaching party realizes they are at a justifiable disadvantage the next step is to latch on to semantics in hopes that everyone elses attention will turn towards you (the illegitimate party); hopefully favoring your illegitimate stance in regards to bargaining power. Link to the short press release can be found here.
Stay the course B.B. and sway. Picture links to appropriate video. That is all.