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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 23.01.07 | 09:33 (IST)

    1 No one wants war with the Shia, or with anyone, for that matter. Unfortunately, Iran has been causing problems to the world for over thirty years. Iran has the option to stop supporting terror, and to give up its nuclear ambitions. Indeed, not much is asked of Iran. 2 I know that people in the south of Lebanon are poor. Yet rather than developing the economy, Hizbollah is attempting to overthrow the legitimate government of PM Siniora. The roads to the airport, as well as other major roads are being blocked at this very moment. How can anyone trust the Shia when all they do is cause trouble for all around. 3 Syria says it wants peace, yet it is allowing weapons to pass through its territory to Hizbollah, and is supporting the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. It is difficult to believe that Syria is not being manipulated by Iran, when there is a mutual defense agreement between the two countries.

    from the article: Switzerland says it mediated in informal Israel-Syria peace talks
    First published 00:00 22.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 22.01.07
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