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    • 21.10.09 | 10:11 (IST)

    Meridor has got it. We watch our government representatives push away ally after ally because of its positions on topics that should be sorted out by diplomacy, not by obstreperousness. The latest is France and this has ramifications. Why can Mia Farrow visit Gaza, but not French FM Bernard Kouchner? Because France did not vote against Goldstone at the UN but chose, instead, to absent itself from the discussion. Why will Michael Oren not talk to JStreet? Because it's against the occupation which these days is construed as being anti-Israel (!?!). Why have we lost Turkey as an ally? Why are the neighbors that have a peace treaty with us scratching their heads? Our present bull-in-china-shop foreign policy cannot be saved by smoothie band-aid in the shape of Netanyahu speeches. It has to be changed. Let us investigate the Gaza operation and draw appropriate conclusions. Let us not turn Goldstone into Masada.

    from the article: Deputy PM to Haaretz: Israel must probe Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 13:06 21.10.09
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