Eli Yishai has had the privilege of being marked by the Obama administration as an obstacle to peace. The Obama administration sent the message that they view Yishai, as Minister of the Interior, as being responsible for approval of the new construction of the non-controversial Ramat Shlomo project in Jerusalem (non-controversial, until Obama decided that more Jews in Jerusalem is a bad thing).
Surprisingly (at first glance), in very recent remarks, the Obama administration said that the obstacles to peace aren't Avigdor Lieberman, nor Eli Yishai, just the Likud party.
Pundits (besides Feiglin) mistakenly thought Obama meant Netanyahu. But they didn't understand that Obama is getting heavily involved in understanding the nitty-gritty of Israeli internal politics - and is intensely trying to meddle there.
Obama meant what was said. The Likud party, not Bibi.
As such, Bibi has been fighting his head off since them in trying to block the already delayed internal Likud elections - elections that will just confirm that Bibi is not taking the party where the party wants to go, and where the nation wants to go - just too close to where Obama wants us to go.
Already there are concerns that it will go so far as ballot boxes being corrupted to ensure a Bibi victory.
But this is a multi-front battle. And pressuring Bibi is only one tactic in Obama's arsenal. And unfortunately, but as expected, Bibi seems to be slowly caving in under the treats and pressures of the Obama administration.
As I mentioned, the Obama administration, after vitriolically attacking Eli Yishai, suddenly said that Yishai won't be an obstacle to peace. They believe that Eli Yishai is someone they can subvert to their side, for the right price.
And then yesterday, Eli Yishai received a personal invitation to visit the White House and meet with Obama - even Bibi hasn't gotten that, Bibi's had to go through the back doors and back rooms to get inside for meetings.
Eli Yishai has only one move to make here, if he is brave enough.
As disrespectful as it is, Eli Yishai needs to decline the invitation.
Eli Yishai needs to make it clear that Jerusalem will not be divided on his watch, and there is no point in even going to a meeting where the sole point is to discuss that very issue. Eli Yishai must not give even any semblance of legitimacy to the idea of even discussing this evil idea.
If Eli Yishai thinks he can go to the White House and leave personally untainted and Jerusalem undamaged, he is wrong.
Eli Yishai - do the right thing - decline the invitation (politely). If nothing else, perhaps Bibi will get the message that it is also OK to sometimes say "No".
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