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How Netanyahu got cold feet over historic peace initiative

Zionist Camp leader Isaac Herzog believed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would go through with a historic diplomatic initiative, only to discover later that Netanyahu was never serious about it.
Isaac Herzog (C), co-leader of the Zionist Union party, walks past a Likud party campaign poster, that depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he arrives to address college students in Jerusalem March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo - RTSEUAJ
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Anyone trying to decipher the true profile of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should take an in-depth look at the news reports and informative details that were leaked in 2016 surrounding the endless negotiations held between Netanyahu and Zionist Camp leader Isaac Herzog about forming a unity government in Israel.

Herzog’s Zionist Camp was due to enter Netanyahu’s government as part of a dramatic move of renewing the diplomatic process with the Palestinians and establishing a regional peace initiative. The pragmatic Arab (Sunni bloc) states were supposed to join this process at a well-publicized summit. Initial details about these negotiations were published here in Al-Monitor numerous times.

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