A political storm has erupted in Israel in the wake of Government FM Lieberman's address to the UN. Lieberman: Peace deal may take decades - Israel News, Ynetnews
Calls for him to be fired are being heard from all quarters amid allegations that he has made statements to the UN which represent his own opinion rather that Israeli Foreign Policy. The offending principles of his speech seem to be that he claimed that "coming up with a long-term intermediate agreement, something that could take a few decades," and "the guiding principle for a final status agreement must not be land-for-peace but rather, exchange of populated territory..Let me be very clear: I am not speaking about moving populations, but rather about moving borders to better reflect demographic realities,"
Strangely enough this is, in fact, Israeli Government policy and has long been the stated objectives of the Israelis. So what exactly did Lieberman do wrong? Tell the truth ? Spill the beans to fast ? Did Netanyahu want to draw out the lead in period for a few months until he eventually got down to talking about territorial swaps ?
Israelis or Palestinians cannot benefit from cat and mouse games at this point in time and if it takes an extremist like Lieberman to definitively state Israel's position, then so be it. Lieberman for Prime Minister !