Looks like if Obama pushes hard enough and succeeds squeezing Israel, he gains lotsa friends in the Arab World - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chafeeka
    • 30.07.10 | 07:59 (IDT)

    It seems to me that Obama is not at the moment pushing the peace process as it is a bridge too far. Instead he is pushing for a complete settlement freeze. That is doable, if at all, right now. That’s why the crunch is on. If he succeeds, the Arab world will consider it a great victory. It doesn’t care about peace and a Palestinian state. It just wants to stop Israel in its tracts. That will win over a lot of friends in the Arab world. But it won’t bring peace.

    from the article: Israel believes Abbas will bide time on direct talks until settlement freeze nears end
    First published 07:27 30.07.10 | Last updated 07:27 30.07.10
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