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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 31.03.11 | 19:31 (IST)

    Long ago, 18 years ago, Rabin's problem was delaying 'Final Status Talks' until a massive campaign of settlement expansion had been finished. Eventually some Palestinians started to respond with renewed terrorism allowing the effective suspension of serious talks. Eleven years ago Sharon kicked off the Second Infitada. which led to his election as PM. Since then the entire effort of every government has been to delay any peace agreement with the Palestinians by methods as slick as Olmert's endless 'almost' and as bumbling as Netanyahu's blatant 'Never.' The UN General Assembly might well recognize a Palestine but can do nothing without the Security Council acting to enforce it. That will never happen as Obama is Netanyahu's lackey. Settlement expansion may continue until the last Palestinian is driven from Judea and Samaria.

    from the article: Israel needs to launch a preemptive diplomatic strike
    First published 01:49 31.03.11 | Last updated 01:49 31.03.11
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