The statement by French President Nicolas Sarkozy in
Such talks, if they take place, are almost certain to get nowhere.
Still, the near guarantee of failure of any talks does not render Sarkozy's offer insignificant. It is to be hoped that the Netanyahu government resists the temptation to reopen the Syrian track.
Why might the government be tempted to enter indirect negotiations with
There appears to be little hope of substantive movement in stalled talks between
Why would such talks almost certainly fail? The formula for success in negotiations between
So reviving the appearance of talks with
But this is not so. Restarting talks with
The bigger picture of the Israeli and broader Western interest in the region requires the containment and ultimately the rolling back of the currently emboldened Iranian-led alliance. Reviving the prospect of Israeli territorial concessions to
It would furnish an additional argument in the armory of
The Obama administration has so far held off from joining in the rush to make up with
The administration has failed, nevertheless, to articulate a clear understanding of the current strategic picture in the region. The building of clarity in this regard represents a core strategic interest for
is a senior research fellow at the Global Research in
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