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    • Muhammad Zafrullah
    • 03.11.09 | 11:14 (IST)

    "The president, meanwhile, has learned a thing or two about Jewish power in America. Next year there are elections for Congress, and he will need Jews' support to avoid losing the Democratic majority in one house or both." I like that! But the trouble is President Obama, who is a sharp politician, knows that "no sucking up to the Jews no votes". So, there must be something else at work. No, it could not be the balloon boy stunt that blacked out his new-orleans speech. Nor could it be Dr. Nozette's arrest, though it could be a serious matter; some sensitive info could make Netanyahu more influential in the US than in Israel. In my humble opinion, it is the Obama administration's strategy: Perturb, observe, calculate and decide. Now my personal advice: Do not expect outsiders to help in an internal family feud. If there is ever to be peace in the Middle East it would spring from the region. So the cousins should get together and with some give and take find a way out.

    from the article: There's no peace of the weak
    First published 02:12 03.11.09 | Last updated 09:36 03.11.09
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