08 Jun '11, 10am

What is the impact of the Arab Spring on the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

What is the impact of the Arab Spring on the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

Masked Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad place homemade rockets before later firing them into Israel A former head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, has publicly criticized the current Israeli government for a lack of flexibility, judgment and foresight, calling it “reckless and irresponsible” in the handling of Israel’s foreign and security policies. In various recent interviews and speeches, he has made it clear that he regards the decision to ignore the 2002 Saudi proposal for a peace settlement on the pre-1967 lines as a mistake and the focus on Iran as a diversion from the real issue — the likely recognition of an independent Palestinian state by a large segment of the international community, something Dagan considers a greater threat. What is important in Dagan’s statements is that, having been head of Mossad from 2002 to 2010, he is not considered in any way to be ideo...

Full article: http://newasiarepublic.com/?p=29558

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