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Old 3rd June 2016, 03:57 PM   #284
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Originally Posted by NWO Sentryman View Post
Most likely because Netanyahu and Hamas feel as though Iraq and Syria are having all the fun in the ME.
It is remarkable how marginalised the Palestinian situation has been of late, isn't it? From 1967, when I was a newly-minted teenager, until about 2001 the Middle Eastern situation and Israel were intimately connected. Even the Iranian Revolution of 1979 was drawn into that frame on the basis of some very marginal remarks by Khomeini. Now Israeli attempts to promote Iran as an existential threat to them sound plaintive.

The truth is that Palestine really doesn't matter much in the Middle East. The stuff which does matter is getting sorted out all around it, leaving Israel free to develop its own contradictions without distractions.
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