At the risk of repeating myself, here is my post from last night, again. I think it is really important to counter superficial opinion pieces in the comments sections of newspapers.
Cohen then hands the final word to Saeb Erekat; he of the unblemished integrity: "Mitchell, after 18 months of toil, believes Netanyahu will go the extra mile. I was shown minutes of a meeting this year with Palestinian officials in which Mitchell said: “Benjamin Netanyahu will be thinking about his legacy. My experience in Northern Ireland makes me strong in my belief. Ian Paisley blocked an agreement for decades. He hated Catholics and called the pope the Antichrist in Parliament. At the age of 82 he started thinking about his legacy, made a turn and was a key figure in reaching an agreement in Northern Ireland. To which Saeb Erekat, a leading Palestinian negotiator shot back, “Let’s hope that Netanyahu reaches that conclusion before he reaches 82!” It’s hard to resist Erekat’s cynicism. Peace is tough when politics are dead. Netanyahu is only 60. So kick back, sing the praise of truces — and pass the remote."
So, boys and girls, read the column, prepare your comments
, get a good night's sleep and be ready to post them on NYT's website bright and early tomorrow morning. We have to counter this stuff in situ!