Better France than Turkey... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sylvia Sztern
    • 16.09.10 | 22:35 (IST)

    It seems that it would be wiser to reorient in favor of France as a mediator in the Syrian Israeli negotiations. Considering its colonial past France would have a stronger impact on the Lebanese-Israeli border stability , and the Syrian compliance to future peace agreement. Moreover as Turkey nowadays receives donations from Iran and rejects a stronger American presence, its future Middle East strategic influence should be restricted. A barriere to Turkey's turn to Islam as political force may instead be sought in the hope of its gradual EU inclusion, where the strengthened French influence could only play a construcive role. Sylvia Sztern-SempreLovingM.G.

    from the article: U.S. envoy tells Syria: Israel-Palestinian talks could yield comprehensive Mideast peace
    First published 18:22 16.09.10 | Last updated 18:22 16.09.10
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