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    • Ronnie Wolman
    • 27.07.07 | 01:05 (IDT)

    The Saudis NEED Israel because of the threat from the Iranians.Israel is a perfect cover for them.They dont even have to speak to Israel.They just call the American president.That is good. The also tried Mecca.Mecca they thought would pull Hamas away from Teheran.But obviously Hamas were not sold on it and needed to make a power play against Fatah,probably with great encouragement and moolah from the mullahs. The situation finally worked for Abbas and Israel and the Saudis. Hamas is now isolated in the strip. But with all that Israel cannot think Abbas is the answer and wont put a lot into it. The Palestinians will get their country probably but everyone will be wary of the security there as Abbas is weak and Israel will have to do what it always does and police it for Abbas.

    from the article: Israel, PA resume West Bank civil co-ordination severed in Jan.
    First published 00:00 26.07.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.07.07
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