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November 06, 2002

“And there was light”

Benjamin Netanyahu has just began his tenure as foreign minister and already one hears a voice that is quite unequivocal as far as the ruinous “roadmap” is concerned. Ha’Aretz reports today as follows:
In his first statement as foreign minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that the U.S.-sponsored roadmap for Middle East peace was "not on the agenda."

Netanyahu told Army Radio that a likely strike on Iraq has taken the roadmap, which includes steps toward the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2005, "off the agenda."

Contrast that with Sharon’s acceptance of the “roadmap”!

UPI even added a glimmer of hope that Arafat may be expelled:

Israel's new Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marked his own return to government by asserting the Bush administration's latest "roadmap for peace" was "not on the agenda." Netanyahu also told Israeli TV Wednesday he thought the attack on Saddam would be a good time to expel Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, despite earlier promises from Israeli premier Ariel Sharon to President Bush that Arafat "would not be harmed."

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard music as sweet as this.

Contributed by Joseph Alexander Norland. This piece is cross-posted on IsraPundit and Dawson Speaks.