June 18, 2010

Heed the Signals from Syria & Israel

Daily Star, Daily Star

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A meeting this week of Israeli Labor Party officials has in effect issued Ehud Barak an ultimatum: get serious about generating a peace policy by the end of the summer: otherwise, the party should bolt Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition.

Senior Labor figures like Benjamin Ben-Eliezer and Isaac Herzog have pressed Barak to advance the ultimatum, in turn, to Labor’s partners in the government, in the form of its top seven ministers. The message: Israel needs a daring political initiative to exit the impasse caused by the government’s latest outrage, the deadly attack on the Mavi Marmara.

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TAGGED: Syria, Israel, Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu


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