Ynet News: Israel Remains the Middle East’s Only Anchor

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From Guy Bechor writing at Ynet News:

For years, ‘experts’ have been dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, without realizing just how marginal it is and without understanding that it is being used as a tool for diverting the attention from the region’s real problems.

Once again, US Secretary of State John Kerry has returned to Israel after a long absence. This time, we can hope and pray, he already sees the Middle East differently.

The heads of the current American administration believed from their very first day in office that the Archimedean point in the Middle East is Israel. If you pressure it and “solve” the “Israeli” conflict, the entire region will fall at your feet. That’s why the Obama administration dealt with the Israeli issue was so intensively.

Obama and Kerry wouldn’t let go, and in the president’s second term they even launched long, exhausting negotiations which they imposed on Israel and on a certain group of Palestinians called “the Palestinian Authority.”

I have often written that it’s a serious mistake. I have warned that the White House doesn’t have the time to deal with a conflict which has become old and marginal, while huge conflicts are about to take place in the region and in the entire world.

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