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    • r cummings
    • 16.11.09 | 13:01 (IST)

    Some will say Barak is just power-hungry, that's why he's in the coalition. But I would credit Labor with more commitment to its own policies, particularly regarding a 2-state solution. By being in the coalition, Labor counter-balances the far and religious right - UTJ, National Union, Jewish Home. In the same way that Yisrael Beitenu (secular, in favour of 2 states) balances out Shas. It means Bibi cannot abandon the 2-state solution without risking his coalition's survival.

    from the article: Palestinians under world pressure not to declare state unilaterally
    First published 08:24 16.11.09 | Last updated 08:28 17.11.09
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