Is making threats the same as diplomacy? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 10.10.06 | 10:38 (IST)

    Within a few years, the middle east will be involved in a "mini" cold war. This will be a nuclear standoff which is likely to have no victors. In the new reality, Israel will not be able to conduct military operations against her neighbors as has been the usual case. The time to change from an aggressive military posture to a more diplomatic posture is now. Over a quarter million people have died as a result of Bush's war to remove Saddam from power, and the toll rises every day. It is very likely that after the Americans extricate themselves from the ignoble Iraq adventure, they will be unlikely to become involved quite as easily again. Israel may feel very lonely unless they make a few friends, or at least, stop making enemies.

    from the article: Olmert's true colors
    First published 00:00 10.10.06 | Last updated 00:00 10.10.06
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