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Analysis: The diplomatic war begins
Jerusalem Post, by Herb Keinon

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/6/2014 8:37:41 AM

The latest round in Israel’s ongoing military battle is seemingly over. Now the diplomatic war begins. And this is a war that will be grueling, extend for a longer period than just four weeks, and be fought on various fronts. Israel has, historically, done far better on the battlefield than in the diplomatic arena that follows its wars. This was true in 1949, when Israel won the War of Independence but could not convert that into any form of acceptance in the region. It was true in 1967,

      


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Analysis: The diplomatic war begins
Jerusalem Post, by Herb Keinon    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 8/6/2014 8:37:41 AM     Post Reply
The latest round in Israel’s ongoing military battle is seemingly over. Now the diplomatic war begins. And this is a war that will be grueling, extend for a longer period than just four weeks, and be fought on various fronts. Israel has, historically, done far better on the battlefield than in the diplomatic arena that follows its wars. This was true in 1949, when Israel won the War of Independence but could not convert that into any form of acceptance in the region. It was true in 1967,

   

 

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