Former chief of staff, Gabi Ashkénazi is used to rough mornings. But the head of Israeli diplomacy will remember this curious exchange on the air of Israeli military radio in this 1is July, a deadline trumpeted for weeks by Benjamin Netanyahu as marking the beginning of the process of partial annexation of the occupied West Bank.
– Minister, what’s going on today? Nothing ?
– See, we don’t work with a stopwatch, no date is sacred…
– Obviously, nothing concrete is happening on the ground …
– I don’t know yet. I am not a prophet.
– Should we expect a declaration today concerning the annexation?
– I don’t know.
– You are the Minister of Foreign Affairs!
– You have to ask Mr. Netanyahu. In my opinion…
– But you are the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel! Doesn’t he keep you posted?
− […] It seems unlikely to me that it is happening today …
The day before, at the iss
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Guillaume Gendron correspondent in Tel Aviv