19 December 2010

"The failed attempt by the U.S. to bribe Israel with a $3 billion security assistance package, diplomatic cover and advanced F-35 fighter aircraft — if Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would simply agree to a 90-day settlements freeze to resume talks with the Palestinians — has been enormously clarifying." - Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 11th Dec 2010. ("Reality Check", 900 words)