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    • Hamza
    • 18.07.10 | 23:29 (IDT)

    Be careful not to mistake Egyptian self interest with pro-Palestinian sympathies. People are apt to blame the Israelis for the current status quo, and in many ways the dangerous racism of successive Israeli governments has resulted in misery for a great number of people, but that is not to absolve the Arabs of their guilt. I am an Arab, and I am not blind to the nature of our leaders, nor to the privileged intelligentsia - a large part of the blame falls on them for their manifold intransigencies and self interested approach to the conflict. A strong unified Arab response would leave Israel absolutely nowhere to turn; powerful as the country is, I don't think its too anachronistic to describe it as a startlingly dependent satellite. Mubarak is even more a of a criminal than Netanyahu, and that really is saying something....

    from the article: Egypt FM: Still no basis for direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
    First published 15:19 18.07.10 | Last updated 15:19 18.07.10
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