Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Shift in Tel Aviv

News tonight that Ariel Sharon has suffered a massive stroke and has tranferred duties to his deputy.

I don't follow Israeli politics too closely, but this looks like the hard-line Israelis get the advantage in the upcoming election, as Iran gears up for nuclear production.

The real drivespring of Middle East tension has always been Muslim ambivalence over the very existence of Israel. 2006 may be a year of real upheaval compared with which our Iraq venture will be a sideshow.

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