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Monday, January 17, 2011

What Tunisia tells us about the 'peace process'

Prime Minister Netanyahu has got it right this time.
Israel's prime minister said Sunday that the unrest in Tunisia over the weekend shows why Israel must be cautious as it pursues peace with the Palestinians.

Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet that the violence surrounding the ouster of Tunisia's longtime president illustrated the widespread instability plaguing the Middle East. He also said it underscored the need for strong security arrangements in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.

"We need to lay the foundations of security in any agreement that we make," he said. "We cannot simply say 'We are signing a peace agreement,' close our eyes and say 'We did it' because we do not know with any clarity that the peace will indeed be honored," he said.
I have my doubts that the Egyptian treaty will be honored once Mubarak is gone, and I doubt the Jordanian treaty will be honored even while Abdullah is still there.

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At 7:51 AM, Blogger mrzee said...

You may recall that when Sadat died, there was a great deal of concern over whether the peace treaty with Egypt would survive.

That will always be the problem with any deal Israel signs with any of their enemies.

At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next fire!


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