May 3, 2014

Realism in the Middle East

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Standpoint

The Associated Press

The Arab-Israeli conflict defies solution. It has always done so. It will continue to do so in the near future. Trying once more what failed before is doomed to beget more failure. It is time the West recognised that the differences between the two sides are irreconcilable — and the sooner the better.

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