For your perusal, my latest INTO THE FRAY column

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Despite being in power continuously for over a half- decade, Netanyahu has done virtually nothing to install effective mechanisms to contain and counter the pernicious effects of the White House’s predilections

 It appears this week on the following sites (in alphabetical order):

ISRAELI FRONTLINE: http://www.israelifrontline.com/2016/12/fray-un-obama-blame-bibi-bears-revisited.html
ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19988
ISRAEL NEWS ONLINE: https://israelnewsonline.org/into-the-fray-un-obama-the-blame-bibi-bears-revisited/  
ISRAEL’S VOICE:   http://www.israelsvoice.org/2016/12/30/fray-un-obama-blame-bibi-bears-revisited/
 ISRAPUNDIT: http://www.israpundit.org/archives/63620481
MEDIUM:  https://medium.com/@martinsherman/into-the-fray-un-obama-the-blame-bibi-bears-revisited-d9b0a39efb0a#.qra9zf67n   
JEWSDOWNUNDER:  http://jewsdownunder.com/2016/12/30/fray-un-obama-blame-bibi-bears-revisited/
 JEWISH PRESS: (To be posted)  

An excerpt:

“If the aim of the Israeli government is to prevent a peace deal with the Palestinians, now or in the future, it’s close to realizing that goal…The Obama administration, with every justification, strongly condemned the…betrayal of the idea of a two-state solution in the Middle East. But Mr. Netanyahu obviously doesn’t care what Washington thinks, so it will be up to President Obama to find another way to preserve that option before he leaves office.” – At the Boiling Point with Israel, The New York Times Editorial, October 6, 2016

For all the opprobrium and outrage one might feel for the egregious malevolence of the action –and inaction—of the Obama regime in the final throes of its incumbency, hard truths as to the part Israel itself played in facilitating these appalling and infuriating outbursts of vindictive pique cannot—and should not—be overlooked. Especially if there is to be any hope of avoiding such future fiascos…or of repairing the damage of past ones…Almost three months ago I wrote a column entitled Obama:The Blame Bibi Bears, warning of an impending anti-Israeli UN initiative, and lamenting the ongoing lack of any Israeli action, for well over half a decade, to contend with the emerging threat. Much of what I wrote then attained renewed—and sharpened—significance this week.With a sense of urgency and frustration, which has only intensified in the intervening months, I asked:  If one knows a storm is brewing, but takes no measures to prepare for it, when the storm hits, who is to blame for the damage? The storm…or those who did not prepare for it?

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