Which factor will prevail:security,geopolitics & next elections - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Joe
    • 22.12.09 | 18:07 (IST)

    One one hand the members of the government are torn by the pleas of the parents of Shalit & the pressure of one active part of the public opininion to accept almost all the demands of Hamas.And this may cause some members to put their personal political future ahead of other considerations in making a decision. On the other hand,everyone knows the purported very asymetric exchange of prisoners is likely to agravate the security in Israel & the conflict with the Palestinians by releasing criminals,inciting Hamas for repeat kidnaping operations & perhaps puting Fatah on its way to extinction.So the short & long term consequences of the final decision are of importance for Israel unless a decisive stop on Iran influence & support of Hamas is in the near term cards to reduce Hamas proxy role as a constant spoiler of peace negociations.

    from the article: Analysis / Israel and Hamas both trying to sweeten Shalit deal
    First published 01:52 22.12.09 | Last updated 13:39 22.12.09
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