Ominous signs for the altneu Middle East - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • The Progressive Populist
    • 26.02.11 | 15:52 (IST)

    Unrest in arab countries. Now also demonstrations in Saudiarabia. Teheran and Moscow trying to expand their influence. Syria strongly anchored within "the circle of hostility". Fragile situation in Lebanon (what will happen with our northern border). Hizbollah (and Hamas in Gaza) are busy mobilizing and enhancing their operational and offensive capabilities. Certain unrest in Jordan (what will happen with our eastern border?). Not yet clear if Egypt will keep the peacetreaty (what will happen in the south?). And so on. It looks and sounds in a way that resembles parts of the dynamic in 1967 och 1973. But history does not repeat itself, so this is unprecedented. It it therefore more important than even before that we are vigilant and realistic. The new Middle East of Peres will have to wait just a little bit more.

    from the article: Russia to sell anti-ship rockets to Syria
    First published 15:30 26.02.11 | Last updated 15:30 26.02.11
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