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The Israeli Prime Minister Conumdrum

Reader comment on item: Israel's Wayward Prime Ministers

Submitted by Robert Guinaugh (United States), Jun 29, 2004 at 16:26

Mr. Pipes:

Once again, you have triumphed in taking very basic ingredients and turned them into a soufle. The only thing missing from your accurate account of missteps and disguised, hidden agenda influences on the part of recent Israeli prime ministers is the influence and pressure exerted upon them by U.S. presidents to accept virtually any deal that had the appearence of appeasing terrorists. Such a concept from a country (U.S.A.)who attests to adamant non-negotiation with terrorists yet has suggested it to Israel in prior administrations has not been forgotten either.

The weak-kneed peace offerings that often contradicted basic common sense, seemed to always be promoted by past US presidents that were desperate for foreign policy coup of any sort.

Until Israel has a group within Palastine that has clout and power and is not affiliated with the PLO or Hamaas, any meaningful negotiations will be unattainable.

I encourage you to keep up with the fine observations and insights that your writings provide.

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