If I thought there was any chance that this argument would lead to the Israeli government making peace with the Palestinians, I would fully endorse it, despite the errors - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Richard Pearce
    • 05.11.10 | 09:57 (IST)

    But the unfortunate truth is that the government is not going to, so I can point out that Gideon has focused on the rhetoric from and about Iran, and ignored the reality. The Palestinians (and the Lebanese) are not likely to up and turn their back on the country that has supported them, even if Israel demands it as part of a peace deal. Nor is Turkey going to turn its back on the chance to be Europe's gateway to the booming orient, that the Lebanese are going to turn their backs on the country that is helping them rebuild the damage the IDF wrought, that Iraq is going to turn its back on the country that supplies them with electricity, and is helping them rebuild, or that syria is going to turn its back on the country that is building their power stations.

    from the article: Bombing Iran will strengthen it; only peace will weaken Iran
    First published 01:36 05.11.10 | Last updated 01:36 05.11.10
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