There is room for much more than "some optimism" - there is also room.... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Alterman
    • 05.04.11 | 10:44 (IDT)

    ...for being realistic and vigilant, and for continous reassessments. We should continue to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Example of the worst: the upheavals enables islamic and other militant groups to advance their position and agendas, thereby giving new energy to old ideas and sentiments about what "the arabs should do about Israel". Example of the best: real reforms and democracy, moderation, new leaders that seeks cooperation with us. I have absolutely no idea how things will play out in our crazy region. One thing is clear, though: It is good for Israel to be strong, realistic - and wise.

    from the article: Growing Mideast democracy could benefit Israel too
    First published 02:52 05.04.11 | Last updated 02:52 05.04.11
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