"The diplomatic vacuum that has developed in the region" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • christoph
    • 01.01.11 | 11:26 (IST)

    National diplomats from beyond the region may often be too much bound to their own states' interests or not enough educated to account for both interests and emotions on several sides while between Israel and countries like Syria which are crucial to release tensions in the region, non-governmental contacts are almost completely prohibited by the respective national authorities. The relevant national authorities themselves... er... Lieberman for example... well, the issue really seemes complicated ...

    from the article: There's no substitute for Washington
    First published 01:44 31.12.10 | Last updated 01:44 31.12.10
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