Is this just a political trick or a cause for hope?
by ray goodlass
Yesterday it was reported that Natanyahu has offered Yair Lapid, the leader of the new Israeli centre party ‘There is a Future’ the post of Foreign Minister in his yet to be announced coalition cabinet. ‘There is a Future’ has a platform of a negotiated peace between Israel and Palestine.
I’m not sure if this is of any significance, but I suspect it is nothing more than a move to appear to be conciliaratory to Europe, the USA, and other countries wishing to see the peace process re-started, but in effect will mean nothing. It is also typical of Natanyahu to buy off opponents in this way.
Nonetheless, I wish it wasn’t so.