Yossi Belin lives in a dreamland its now Olmerts job to persuade Bush to take Syria off the axis of evil. Madrid worked for Jordan because King Hussain had been wating to make peace since the 70s he just didnt want to be seen as selling out the palestians because 80% of his country describe themselves as palestians if he was going to make peace with Israel the palestians had to be happy with it. If Yossi Belin really does belive that Madrid made peace in the ME possible for Arafat Mandrid and later Oslo was about getting a foot in the door from there he would slowly manipulate things to try create a palestian state to replace Israel, and Syria was never interested in real peace Assad wanted the Golan nothing more. He would make a greaat president of Iran instead of shouting to destroy Israel and being seen internationaly as a dangerous mad man Belin could talk about his wonderfull peace ideas which will lead to arab defeat of Israel.
Palestinian youths throw stones at security forces in Shoafat, E. Jerusalem; none injured (Haaretz)
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