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Reader comment on item: The Way to Peace

Submitted by David W. Lincoln (Canada), Jan 12, 2017 at 17:08

Professor, I remember the reforms attempted by Shahpour Bakhtiar in Persia, and Bachir Gemayal in Lebanon. They went only so far because the window closed not that long after the window opening.

So, why not make it clear to those who fought those reforms back then, or those fighting them now, that the reforms will be backed until they are fully implemented.

Yes, this will require thinking to change, but what option do we have?


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Achieving a Palestinian defeat enhances the influence of those who want reform.

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