Israel's Election Winner: Peace Skeptics

[New York Post] Benny Avni - Israeli voters Tuesday threw a wrench into the plans of the world's peace processors - President Obama included. The winners were those who presume that as long as Iran and its proxies are armed and ready to fight, no amount of uprooted Jewish settlements will bring peace. Israeli voters are disillusioned with U.S. special envoys. They know most Palestinians agree with Hamas, which rejects the existence of any Jewish state and vows to fight it to the end. They expect that, even if peace talks somehow near a deal to concede Israeli-controlled land, Iran will surely spoil the deal by getting Hamas or Hizbullah to attack - or perhaps by using its own growing nuclear and missile threat.

2009-02-12 06:00:00

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