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Netanyahu admits on video he deceived US to destroy Oslo accord

• Jonathan Cook via The National
To read the English transcript, click on the video to go to the YouTube page

NAZARETH // The contents of a secretly recorded video threaten to gravely embarrass not only Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister but also the US administration of Barack Obama.

The film was shot, apparently without Mr Netanyahu’s knowledge, nine years ago, when the government of Ariel Sharon had started reinvading the main cities of the West Bank to crush Palestinian resistance in the early stages of the second intifada.

At the time Mr Netanyahu had taken a short break from politics but was soon to join Mr Sharon’s government as finance minister.

On a visit to a home in the settlement of Ofra in the West Bank to pay condolences to the family of a man killed in a Palestinian shooting attack, he makes a series of unguarded admissions about his first period as prime minister, from 1996 to 1999.

Seated on a sofa in the house, he tells the family that he deceived the US president of the time, Bill Clinton, into believing he was helping implement the Oslo accords, the US-sponsored peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, by making minor withdrawals from the West Bank while actually entrenching the occupation. He boasts that he thereby destroyed the Oslo process.

4 Comments in Response to

Comment by John Redman
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Dear me. There is this idiot Mike Renzulli again, defending the indefensible labor-zionist murderers. This "person" seeps evil and still has not answered the facts about the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty. Is he being published for the comedic value?

Comment by TL Winslow
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Since day one poor outnumbered surrounded Israel has had to deal with the horrible cult of Islam whose evil idol Allah commands Muslims to seal the breach in the Muslim Umma or Borg Hive at all costs, promising paradise for martyrdom while killing Jews. Hence Israel has always implemented the Iron Wall policy of Ze'ev Jabotinsky that puts their self-defense first and negotiations with Muslims who can't be negotiated with last. It is only Islam history ignoramus U.S. presidents like Carter and Clinton who believe that Muslims can be reasoned with when their insane cult membership rules that out. Study Jerusalem's history back 3,000 years free with the Historyscoper and see why Jews have the historical right to the area, not Arabs, and how hard it has been to exercise that right in a world full of anti-Semites and Muslims: 

Comment by Mike Renzulli
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What Netanyahu tried to do was to sabotage the Oslo accords because it gave Islamic Jihad and the PLO almost everything they wanted. If he deceived Clinton it was in the context of sabotaging the Accords because of his legit hatred for both Islamic Jihad and the PLO. The results of the Accords themselves are telling. Both radical Muslim groups increased their attacks on Israel despite the Israeli PM at the time willing to grant both groups generous concessions toward literally having their own country.

Comment by Andrea Severson
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Sharon should have long ago had war crimes brought against him.  How

he escaped, one can only speculate.  Netanyahu also fits in the same

crimes against humanity.  They are both in league with the Devil.


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