Sir, [to International Herald Tribune]
You claim that Netanyahu’s “trip was judged a diplomatic failure” in Israel (“No plan for talks”, 28-29 May). That is not true. His approval rating in Israel jumped a whopping 13%. Israelis felt he had done his country proud and put Israel’s interests firmly to the forefront. It is only the Israeli media of the “progressive” left that was left gnashing its teeth in frustration that the public had not had the good sense to lie down before Obama’s unilateral concession on behalf of Israel; concessions not matched either in Obama’s demand or in realistic prospect on the Palestinian side.
In common with much of the media, you seem determined put Israel’s feet to the fire demanding “concessions” over land; yet make nothing like the same demands on the Palestinians to foreswear violence, and genocidal jew hatred.