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Israel will be pushed only so far

Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty
in response to reader comment: Could Be

Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), May 8, 2008 at 19:10

The Olmert Government in Israel is on shaky ground. It has lost the faith of the majority of the people because of the war with Hezbollah and it is wracked with suspicions of corruption. There is a strong sentiment that the pacifists and the leftists have sold the country out and a strong desire to reclaim what was lost amongst the religious parties.

In short, the majority of Israelis are plainly fed up with the situation as it is and there will be a sea change in the political structure of the government and a radical change in the relationship between Israel and America. No more will there be any cowtowing to the whims of the American congress or the president. When you back a cat into a corner it comes out fighting without any regard of the consequences of its actions. Israel is a lion that is very quickly losing its patience. The first to feel its claws will be the Palestinians.

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