Israel Needs a Strategic Rethink - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Strictly Frank
    • 13.10.10 | 23:26 (IST)

    I'm no fan of the Islamofascists of Iran and Hezbollah but they are there, and the list of Israel's enemies is already huge. It will be wreckless to simply dismiss countries like Turkey and Lebanon as irrational or extreme simply because they disagree with your policies. Israel has the right to remain strong and maintain strong defensive capabilities, but it has no right to occupy Palestinian lands in the W.Bank and E.Jerusalem. It's time to honor the peace process, help establish a Pal state, and take the wind out of genuinely extreme Islamists like the ones in Hezbollah. The idea that you can maintain the occupation and manipulate the US and the West to serve your agenda is simply infeasible. Time for a strategic rethink.

    from the article: 'Ahmadinejad visit proves Lebanon has joined axis of extreme nations'
    First published 19:40 13.10.10 | Last updated 19:40 13.10.10
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