With only hours before Israelis goes to the polls, Benjamin Netanyahu has proclaimed there will be no Palestinian state as long as he is Prime Minister.
“I think anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state and to evacuate territory is giving radical Islam a staging ground against the State of Israel,” said Netanyahu.
Perhaps Bibi feels liberated and has nothing to lose by going bold.
Of course, if he does remain in power the Obama Administration will move heaven and earth to pressure him into resuming negotiations with a Palestinian Authority now backed by Hamas. Throw in the Obama Administration's desperation to get a nuclear agreement with Iran, it would be a very rough 22 months for Bibi and Israel and Netanyahu might have to very well give ground. But there could be light at the end of the tunnel if someone like Scott Walker were elected President.