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    It will align itself to any force seen as opposing the US-Israeli nexus that otherwise dominates the region. Iran has no effective veto over this Sunni state's actions. Returning the Golan will nullify the detrimental effects of Syria's alliance with Iran as far as Israel is concerned. The main impediment to peace prospects with Syria is Israel's reluctance to countenance a full withdrawal from regions it considers part of eretz yisroel. God given land. In any case Israel badly needs enemies. No state built on such strong nationalist ideals as Israel[an effective ethnocracy]can do without enemies as neighbours and enemies within. Once they melt away, Israel is left to face up to its social and economic divisions without the attendant excuses to delay action in solving them. A worrying prospect for right wing Ashkenazi war mongers in government who march in lockstep with the war planners in the military.

    from the article: Peace with Syria as vital as stopping Iran's bomb
    First published 01:55 07.02.10 | Last updated 18:32 07.02.10
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