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BREAKING: Israel and Hamas Agree on Ceasefire

Virginia_Smoked_Hamm Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:17 PM
"The rights and wrongs that have led to the current crisis between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza are scarcely irrelevant, but almost all of the different arguments on each side have only one outcome. They all help lead to a degree of strategic paralysis that ensures no stable solution is possible to the crisis, that future tensions will rise, that Palestinians will suffer more because they are weak, and that Israelis will not become more secure simply because they are strong." Anthony Cordesman
Virginia_Smoked_Hamm Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:29 PM
Excellent analysis of Israel and Palestine by Anthony Cordesman

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2012/11/21/gaza_just_round_two_in_an_endless_war_100363.html

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just announced a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The announcement came as part of the press conference between Clinton and Egypt’s President, Mohammed Morsi. In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed the agreement.This announcement came just a few hours after a bomb exploded onboard a bus in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Many in Gaza fled their homes in fear of retaliation from Israelis.

In the press conference Clinton said, “The United States welcomes the agreement today for the cease-fire in Gaza". She emphasized "for it [the ceasefire] to hold, the rocket...

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