'Israel has been devoid of a clear foreign policy' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 18.11.09 | 17:03 (IST)

    True today as it was yesterday. "Israel has no foreign policy, only a defense policy." Moshe Dayan. The last intifada coincided with an exodus of Israelis from all walks of life. The next would be no different. The Arabs would stay though. The demographics, bad as they seem for the Jewish State would get worse quicker than already predicted. Another factor to bear in mind. Israel had sympathy from many quarters after Camp David's failure, as Arafat got the lions share of the blame, then Bush's war on terror post 9/11, merged the so called 'war' with Israel's own war on Palestinian extremists. This time there would be far more sympathy for the Palestinians. The 'war on terror' being seen as counterproductive in much of the world and running out of steam, and Abbas/Fayad the moderate and respectable face of Palestinians aspirations 'plucked like a chicken' first by Sharon and now Netanyahu. Israel would crush the revolt no doubt, but may live to regret its intransigence over settlements in the aftermath.

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    First published 15:05 18.11.09 | Last updated 15:07 18.11.09
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