Debkafile: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu entangled himself Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, in the net he had cast to blur the effect of the unanimous decision by the security-political cabinet of Friday to turn down the ceasefire proposals proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The two diplomats and their partners, a brace of European ministers and Qatar and Turkey, who met in Paris to concoct a peace framework for Gaza, were privately dubbed by wags in Jerusalem the “Save Hamas Squad.”
Opinion: The masquerade is over. Having already called for Israel to return to the 1967 borders, the Obama/Kerry ceasefire clearly displayed the Obama anti-Israel policy.
The proposed Kerry deal:
- Contained no demand that Hamas dismantle or destroy its terror tunnel network.
- Demanded that both Israel and Egypt open their border crossings with Gaza, virtually allowing weapons of war to be imported.
- Called for Hamas to be allowed to build a seaport on its Mediterranean coast; stipulating that Israel and Egypt help pay for it.
PM Netanyahu is clearly alone. Public opinion is moving quickly toward sympathy for Hamas which at some point could bring additional regional terror groups to the aid of Hamas leading to Psalm 83.