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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 17.08.07 | 18:21 (IDT)

    "There is definitely momentum towards a negotiated peace agreement, mainly because of the shifting alliances of the US etal." - Jane There is no momentum. Rather the Bush administration has clearly signaled the Olmert government that the upcoming 'conference" is a sham and Israel need do nothing but stonewall. "Israel is riding the wave of the regional power`s desire to deal with Iran." - Jane Don't fantasize Jane, and don't listen to those in Washington who do. The other governments in the region only want to see Iran restrained, not attacked. "It is a unique time and Barak won`t be the cog in the wheel that will stop progress if progress happens." - Jane The only push for progress is the Saudi move, and the Bush effort is only to stop it. "He has been put in his place more than once and he will be again." - Jane He understands what the Israeli right will do to any Israeli politician who tries to make peace. He learned the lesson of Rabin.

    from the article: In the role of party pooper
    First published 00:00 17.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.08.07
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