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    • Rammer
    • 04.11.13 | 03:01 (IST)

    Iran has been willing to negotiate with the West on the same terms that are on the table today since 2003, long before the current sanctions took their bite. Stop trying to fool us with this old lemon. The current thaw in relations is because the West is feeling the economic repercussions of its destructive policy in the Middle East. A big chunk of potentially wealthy lands from the borders of India to the Mediterranean are suffering economic depression on account of Western policy, and these would normally be customer of the West. The West needs them badly – to revive the Western economy. What will surely put Israel in the dog house more than it already is, will not be the failure of the peace talks with the Palestinians. It would be if it manages to hinder the West’s negotiations with Iran, though I can’t see how it can do that. By the way, how can Syria -- with its well-trained and well-armed forces and very stiff support from Russia and China, not to mention the developing countries – become dependent on Hezbollah to the point of transferring weapons to its hapless militia of 10,000 souls instead of keeping them for its own soldiers. All this is bullshit. Amidror is merely repeating Netanyahu’s mantra. No wonder Bibi puts so much faith in him.

    from the article: Israel to face deepening isolation if peace talks fail, says national security adviser
    First published 00:21 04.11.13 | Last updated 00:21 04.11.13
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