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Andrew Sullivan cites this passage from Michael Totten: . . .While a final peace with the Arabs and Palestinians is as elusive asever, most Israelis expect a period of relative quiet now thatdeterrence has been established on its eastern border with the WestBank, on its northern border with Lebanon, and on its southwesternborder with Gaza. Totten conveys a sense of guarded pessimism. But seriously, if that’s not a time when Israel can afford to make a generous peace gesture, when is? Israel will never negotiate with an enemy it has just been “defeated” by, because that would be a sign […]


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