Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Israel & Syria Talking Through Turkey

Israel & Syria have confirmed they are talking to each other through Turkey.  The New York Times is making a big thing of it because of Bush's speech to the Knesset concerning direct talks between democracies and nations that sponsor terror.  They argue that Israel and Syria are doing what Obama advocates.  Nonsense.  It's one thing for hostile nations to exchange notes through a third country; it is quite another to enter into direct negotiations.  The Times is presenting this as a startling revelation.  Yet it has been widely acknowledged that this has going on for about 18 months or so and I have written about this on this blog.  With Olmert unpopular and under police investigation, an agreement with Syria might be the one card he has left to play.  However, I believe it is bad hand.

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