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  •  Do remember, that what reportedly held up the (3+ / 0-)
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    cease fire until today was that Israel was refusing to respond at all to the Hamas proposals. Which is why this is so bloody narrow. There is no guarantee that Israel will say anything but "No" to all of them while it insists that the international community protect it, but not them. This is Bibi, after all.

    •  I am certain, like you, that Bibi will not go qtly (3+ / 0-)
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      into the good night. He will do his usual brinksmanship to ensure that Israel has the strongest hand possible. But with te role that Egypt is playing, I think that hand is not what it used to be. This is the sad thing from an Israeli perspective and what many people have tried to warn them over the years. Intransigence has weakened the Israeli position, not strengthened it.

      •  it's a great thing (2+ / 0-)
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        from any other perspective. Someday, maybe, we'll even break their stranglehold on our foreign policy.

        If we can help Libyans or want to assist the Syrians, what makes the Palestinians so different? They too are living under oppression....they cant' even resist peacefully...The Israeli government is no better than Assad in that regard.

        Each people has a right to thrive and to self-determination, not the least, the Palestinians.

        "In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."- Albert Camus

        by valadon on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 11:35:16 AM PST

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      • is keeping on top as well... (0+ / 0-)

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