November 22, 2012

Israel Dominates the New Middle East

Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

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As missiles and rockets exploded in Israel and Gaza, television news was dominated by the tragic violence, and we were warned that the battle between Israel and the Palestinians might spread because we are in a new and much more dangerous Middle East. Islamists are in power, democracies will listen to their people. In fact, as the relatively quick cease-fire between the parties shows, there is a very low likelihood of a broader regional conflict. It’s true that we’re in a new Middle East, but it’s one in which Israel has become the region’s superpower.

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TAGGED: Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria, Egypt, Middle East, Palestine, Israel


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