05 Feb '11, 4am

Israel needs to make peace with the Palestinians now

I'm meeting a retired Israeli general at a Tel Aviv hotel. As I take my seat, he begins the conversation with: "Well, everything we thought for the last 30 years is no longer relevant." That pretty much sums up the disorienting sense of shock and awe that the popular uprising in Egypt has inflicted on the psyche of Israel's establishment. The peace treaty with a stable Egypt was the unspoken foundation for every geopolitical and economic policy in Israel for the last 35 years, and now it's gone. It's as if Americans suddenly woke up and found both Mexico and Canada plunged into turmoil on the same day. "Everything that once anchored our world is now unmoored," remarked Mr Mark Heller, a Tel Aviv University strategist."And it is happening right at a moment when nuclearisation of the region hangs in the air." This is a perilous time for Israel, and its anxiety is understanda...

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