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    • Thomas Roth
    • 18.10.12 | 14:43 (IST)

    the small but powerful religious/nationalist bloc(s) have been restrained. Their influence prevents the government from any type of creative thinking for resolving the conflict. The government refuses to consider the Arab Peace Initiative, settlement slowdowns/stoppages, etc., let alone conceive of its own peace initiatives. Of course these blocs prefer the entirety of the land to a compromise with the Palestinians. As extremists, there really is no reasoning with them. They've wielded an outsized influence on government policy for too long. Sadly, the situation in Israel will remain so, until the Israeli population summons the will to confront them.

    from the article: Report: Meshal set to make first official visit to Gaza visit
    First published 07:38 18.10.12 | Last updated 07:38 18.10.12
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