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    • Arthur
    • 08.12.10 | 06:07 (IST)

    the last couple of years (or maybe even a little longer than that (and without getting into the never-ending debates over "why") a reasonable person would conclude that both Israel's image and clout in the world have been seriously diminished--even with its friends and allies. A reasonable person would ALSO conclude that this diminishment will have a direct effect on Israel's near-to-long-term future--to both a degree and to a nature that at this point are very VERY difficult to predict. (So, I'm very VERY glad--I'm NOT in the prediction racket.)

    from the article: Obama's show of strength against Netanyahu
    First published 01:32 08.12.10 | Last updated 01:32 08.12.10
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