By Gideon Levy
This commentary was published in Haaretz on 22/05/2011
This is the crime and its punishment: Israel said an arrogant "no" to America, and America will neither forgive nor forget. We should be grateful to Obama. In his speech Friday night, he exposed the naked truth - that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu does not want peace. We should also be grateful to the prime minister: On Friday night he finally told the truth, put an end to the deceptions of his Bar-Ilan speech, to promises of the "30 magic words" that he would utter Tuesday in Congress and to his "commitment to two states." Netanyahu does not want a Palestinian state, period.