RAMALLAH, May 1 (JMCC) - Writer Gideon Levy says that
Israel responded with the same, tired response to Palestinian reconciliation: what is good for them, is bad for us.
Why should we bother with elections, changing prime ministers and parties? For what do we need all this unnecessary trouble if Israel's response will always be the same, government after government on autopilot? Why is it that every time there appears to be a chance for positive change,Israel is quick to make a sour face, to scaremonger and hunker down behind its rejectionism. Why? Because that is how we are.
The reporters have not even managed to deliver their stories from the press conference of Azam al-Ahmed and Musa Abu Marzuk, and Benjamin Netanyahu was already in his media room to send out a public sour face. Even before he was done, the national chorus embarked on its song of rejectionism, which has become the national anthem, while in the background the orchestra of threats is playing. Like the wreckage of the school bus that was hit by a missile from Gaza, which is being sent abroad on a public relations campaign, the propagandists are now trying to score another fabricated point: Danger - Palestinian reconciliation. There is still no reconciliation, but the cries of the Israeli rejectionists are already being heard.