Parallels with the Arab Spring - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Robert
    • 26.01.13 | 21:56 (IST)

    Just as Obama threw Mubarak to the wolves, it is expected he will do the same to Israel. The difference is that Mr Obama, no matter how much pressure he applies, cannot force Israel to negotiate its demise. Until the Palestinians, all of them, and the surrounding Arab countries recognize Israels right to exist, what is there to negotiate. The Palestinians want the 1967 borders, East Jerusalem and the right of return as a start.If granted, what can they offer Israel in return? Will they want more as Hamas assumes power. For sure.

    from the article: The book Netanyahu needs to read to get a handle on Hagel's Mideast approach
    First published 17:59 26.01.13 | Last updated 17:59 26.01.13
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