Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bibi's Response

With Obama's Cairo address behond us, now the world anticipates Bibi's response. It will be interesting to see how he meets everyone's expectations, somehow pledging to dismantle and and build settlements at the same time. There is much speculation that he will reaffirm a two state solution, after which he might have to go about reassessing the state of his coalition. He can probably count on Avigdor Lieberman's support, since his party has already shown it will compromise all its principles to stay in power - they voted down a civil marriage bill this week, when that had been a cornerstone of their platform. But he may need to compensate for defections from other quarters.

He'll be delivering the speech at Bar Ilan University at 1:00 PM on Sunday. You can watch the speech live on Bar-Ilan University's website: and see BIU BESA Center analysis of the speech and US-Israel relations starting next week at

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