Israel will not be manipulated by a lonely Lebanese politician - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fortuna Benmayor
    • 22.10.07 | 06:13 (IST)

    Walid Djumblat is no friend of Israel, but a friend of Lebanon's status quo of no war, no peace with Israel. Lebanon would have faired better had it signed a peace treaty with Israel, with which it doesn't have any real poplemic. If it hasn't struck a peace treaty with Israel, it is because of Lebanese like Djumblat, who fear it would anger Damascus. So they have what they asked for since 1948: Syria's meddling in lebanon and assassinating its parlamentarians. Let Djumblat campaign for a peace treaty with Israel, instead of a campaign of Chutzpah to ask Israel to clean up for the Lebanese cowardice and collaborationsim with Syria and Iran.

    from the article: Lebanese Druze leader calls on U.S. to impose sanctions on Syria
    First published 00:00 21.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.10.07
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