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    • Brant
    • 12.01.07 | 17:52 (IST)

    This incessant use of the word "crime" to describe what one sees as unfairness, or what happened to the aggressive parties in war (that would be the Arabs in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973) is puerile and unsophisticated. There are immense geopolitical considerations attendant to ultimate peace between Syria and Israel. There are puppeteers at play on all sides; this is not just about the parties. For far too long the mideast peace process has been watched with too much naive excpectation by too many people. It ought to be clear, after sixty years of absolutely no gains at all by "Palestinians", that neither their Arab brothers nor their Jewish "cousins" will do much to help them. It is likely that, once they renounce their "all or nothing" approach,Israel will feel comfortable enough to make peace with them and, as a logical consequence, to remove any so-called "preconditions" for talking to remaining Arab rejectionist governments.

    from the article: Syria diplomat: No preconditions to negotiations with Israel
    First published 00:00 12.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.01.07
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