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    • David Turner
    • 21.02.10 | 15:50 (IST)

    We are all weary of the elusive peace in the ME. And certainly all blame cannot go to one side. But declaring the war over and the peace established solves none of the underlying issues between a state governed by Jews in the region and the rejection of the very idea by the region itself. In fact current factors should bode well for some form of accommodation between Arab and Jew confronting Iran. THAT is a common interest. If, even facing the nuclear threat the Arabs are unwilling to join with Israel, then any resolution in the coming decades is fantasy. Unless Israel and the Arabs come to agreement there can be no peace. Peace is not a paper reflecting frustration by bystanders at the process.

    from the article: EU initiative: Recognition of Palestinian state by next year
    First published 02:07 21.02.10 | Last updated 09:34 21.02.10
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