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    • Johannes Hummerdal
    • 11.11.05 | 22:14 (IST)

    As America's position as the only superpower starts to crumble, one could be sure to expect Israel to start looking for new allies. Even though I believe that the USA will remain the sole superpower for considerable time yet, China is certainly an upcoming candidate for this position. Therefore, it is to be expected that Israel will little by little move it's allegiance eastwards, to consolidate it's position as the middle east super power. A tendency that has not passed unnoticed in the White House. Because of this, it is refreshing to read Beilin's views which signals other perspectives than crude realpolitics selfinterest-based strategies, which normally governs Israeli policies. Peace is the objective of any sensible person, but is certainly not the primary objectives of political action commited in the region the last decades, by any part in the conflict. So stop playing victims, get real and sit down at the negotiating table and do what nation's and people's have been doing since the beginning of times: Stop fighting and negotiate a peace-deal.

    from the article: Don't count on America
    First published 00:00 10.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 10.11.05
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