These are not stupid men. Why do they say stupid things in public fora and put Israel’s best (only?) ally in such an awkward position?

I present to you one of Arik Sharon’s principal advisors:

“The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process,” Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s senior adviser Dov Weisglass told Haaretz, in an interview for the Friday Magazine. Weisglass, who was one of the initiators of the disengagement plan, added,

“And when you freeze that process, you prevent the establishment of a Palestinian state, and you prevent a discussion on the refugees, the borders and Jerusalem. Effectively, this whole package called the Palestinian state, with all that it entails, has been removed indefinitely from our agenda. And all this with authority and permission. All with a presidential blessing and the ratification of both houses of Congress.” “The disengagement is actually formaldehyde, it supplies the amount of formaldehyde that is necessary so there will not be a political process with the Palestinians.”

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  • As I posted elsewhere,
    please listen to Mr. Weisglass carefully. He’s been Sharon’s top advisor over the past few years and this is the actual mindset behind what Sharon is ramming through government.

    They actually think the world cares about our ‘concessions’. Naive, very naive.

    ‘Both houses’ are actually stronger supporters of Israel than Israel’s current government.

    Read about Weisglass’ small conflict of intrest:

    Casino for Gaza
    http://www.israelnn.com/article.php3?id=4250
    and there’s plenty more about him.

  • Sharon has already come out today to publicly declare that he and Israel still support the Road Map.

    I would have given a lot to hear the screams Sharon directed at Weissglass yesterday.

  • I suspect that this is part of the infighting currently splitting Likud, and unfortunately Weisglass is on the wrong side of that battle. He represents the faction of Likud that will continue to sabotague ability to make peace for the sake of the settlers and their minority position in the larger Israeli society.

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