July 15, 2014

Israel's Bloody Status Quo

Roger Cohen, New York Times

The Associated Press

What Israel wants is the status quo (minus Hamas rockets). Israel is the Middle East’s status quo power par excellence. It seeks a calm Gaza under Hamas control, a divided Palestinian movement with Fatah running the West Bank, a vacuous “peace process” to run down the clock, and continued prosperity. Divide and rule. Hamas is useful to Israel as long as it is quiescent.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Hamas, Middle East, Gaza, Israel

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