World 23 July 2010 Netanyahu’s view of the Palestinians (and Americans) (Disturbing) quote of the week. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Earlier this week, Andrew Sullivan blogged on the "just-released and secretly taped private meeting" held by the then (and current) Israeli premier, Binyamin Netanyahu, who is heard on the tape explaining his approach to the the Palestinians: . . . beat them up, not once but repeatedly, beat them up so it hurts so badly, until it's unbearable. He also adds, about his American allies: I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction. Hmm. For more details, check out Sullivan's Daily Dish blog. › Do the Lib Dems still have a voice, or have they been smothered? Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe More Related articles Turkey's new permanent crisis: is Erdogan abandoning the West? Despite a year of turbulence, Turkey is part of a new ad-hoc coalition in the Middle East Is Russia hacking democracy?