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There are actually 4 parties in this game

Reader comment on item: The Right Moment for Israel's Danny Danon?

Submitted by Max (United States), Aug 7, 2013 at 06:43

Two parties are sitting at the table are the PA and Israel. The missing parties are Hamas and the Arab street. Hamas won big victory when was able to release prisoners in the Shalit deal.

The Arab street took note that military action against Israel produces better results than negotiating at the table.. Releasing the 104 prisoners is the kind of reward Netanyahu handed over to the PA only to signal to the Arab street that "peaceful" negotiations are as effective as Hamas's actions.


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