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View Diary: Attempted Death of a Democracy - Israel shoots itself.... (395 comments)

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  •  Yes but (0+ / 0-)

    It's the Middle East, and in the Middle East, all sides must bow to their radical base.
    No matter the religion, race or nationality, it's been the pattern for the last 3,000 years.
    Netanyahu and Abbas have this much in common - both believe it necessary to convince their own power-brokers that they have no intention of drifting from age-old intractable positions.
    If anybody believes that their side is steeped in righteousness, I'll say it again...
    It's the Middle East.

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