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Daybreak: Sinai To Be Remilitarized

Plus A’jad being A’jad, China picks a side, and more in the news

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Egyptian tanks in the Sinai earlier this month.(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

• Israel plans to permit Egypt to station troops in Sinai, to keep the peace and prevent it from being a launching ground for attacks on Israel, like last week. Sinai was basically demilitarized by the countries’ peace treaty. [Haaretz]

• Israel had intelligence about last Thursday’s attacks, but Defense Minister Barak refused a preemptive strike on the attackers. [Haaretz/Forward]

• A new WikiLeaks dump reveals that in early 2009 U.S. diplomats were telling the administration that Prime Minister Netanyahu is more pragmatist than ideologue, and that he was keeping all options open on the peace process. [Haaretz]

• President Ahmadinejad advocates a one-state solution, to put it mildly. [AP/WP]

• China announced it would support full Palestinian statehood at the United Nations next month. [AP/Reuters/Haaretz]

• Casey Ribicoff, wife of former Sen. Abraham and a towering figure in New York society, died at 88. [NYT]

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“Recognizing the Palestinian state is not the last goal. It is only one step forward towards liberating the whole of Palestine.”

We need to take Ahmadinejad’s statement as his true plans and intentions – as well as the true plans and intentions of much of the Palestinian and Arab community, even if they are not willing to say it in public right now.

Ahmadinejad and Hamas say plainly – they want the destruction of the state of Israel (and who knows what with the Jews and others who live within).

Abbas and others in the PLO don’t say it out loud but hint at it in all sorts of ways – pay attention to what they say and show to their own communities in Arabic, look at the symbols and code words that they use. A Palestinian state, a right of return and the “old city” of Jeruslalem now – that is what Abbas wants. And after that?

George One says:

Eli, of course you are right. Anyone in the West who doesn’t see it is either naïve (at the detriment of Israel) or a willing ally to the Ahmadinejads and the Arafats and the Erdogans of this world.

Garry says:

How many Jews were killed because of the calculation of the Israeli Defense Minister? Well, I guess it’s not important. “Support” from the quartet is more vital. Does anyone believe that?
Israel, it’s time to behave as a nation is supposed to, not as another country’s sattelite.

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Daybreak: Sinai To Be Remilitarized

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