Channel 2 reported Wednesday night that the prime minister had told his father, 100-year-old historian Benzion Netanyahu, that he purposely set the conditions [for a Palestinian State, IIY] knowing that the Palestinians would never agree to them. [My emphasis, IIY.]
"He doesn't support [a Palestinian state]," the father said in a phone interview. "He set conditions that they won't ever accept. That's what he told me. He set the conditions and they won't accept even one of them."
Netanyahu's office responded by accusing Channel 2 of "maliciously tricking a 100-year-old man."
That Bibi should accuse his own father of senile weakness in order to cover his ass is indicative of the principles this man holds. Memo to Obama: that extends to the negotiating table too.