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    • Adam Skolnik
    • 30.04.10 | 06:12 (IDT)

    Obama will eventually be gone, maybe 3 years, maybe 7 years, and a Republican strongly under the influence of the Evangelical Christian Zionists would be his likely replacement. At that point things would be back to the George Bush years. Israel can probably maintain the status quo until then, though it would need a Livni or Olmert-type, not Bibi. But Turkey will determine whether the status quo can be maintained. It has excellent, shrewd leadership now, and Erdogan just might succeed in emasculating the military, which is Israel's strong ally. If Turkey turns, Israel had better scurry to make peace.

    from the article: Israel's choice: Make peace or disappear
    First published 01:13 30.04.10 | Last updated 13:09 30.04.10
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