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  •  The quote in the diary that interested me was the (3+ / 0-)

    one the Israeli government sent to internationals contemplating voting for the UN non member state resolution. That one has nothing about rockets and a lot about threats of worse if the UN passes the nonmember state reso. And that vote is in the next week or two. one does not send out such notifications without careful preconsideration.

    •  True, but much more relevant (3+ / 0-)
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      is Avigor Lieberman's call for Abbas's forcible removal from office if he continues with his UN bid.  What Lieberman says, Netanyahu thinks.

      •  Exactly! Lieberman says what Bibi tells him to (3+ / 0-)
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      •  IMO, two alternative treatments for the two halves (0+ / 0-)

        of the proposed Palestinian state.  Abbas is seen as one more likely to roll over, and Gaza may be the one if out from under the blockade which has more promising economic prospects, given the gas under the Med in that whole section of the coast. So it can never be let out from under the blockade, no matter how frustrated that makes the residents, or the militants, not necessarily the the same groups.

        Of course, Liebermann's threat is as I read it contingent on the motion passing in the UN, which wold leave Israel overthrowing the government of a recognized state, generally a no no at the UN.

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