032609 - 03/26/09 PLIR 365 I. Current happenings A. Labor...

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03/26/09 PLIR 365 I. Current happenings A. Labor Party will join in the coalition with Likud i. Now pretty clear that the government will be tilting right, with the Labor Party ii. Need a few more weeks to finalize everything B. President of Turkey visit Iraq i. First time Turkish president has visited Iraq in a long, long time ii. Iraq president is a Kurd and the militant Turkish movement was one of the issues they talked about C. Obama’s Press Conference i. No questions about Iraq or Afghanistan ii. Arab-Israeli question- Obama gave a muddled answer D. Today is the 30 th anniversary of the Egypt/ Israeli peace treaty i. Shows that it has lasted even if relation shave been quite cool II. 1990s A. People actually believed that Arab-Israeli peace was just on the horizon i. Clinton loved presiding over this kind of atmosphere ii. Sent his diplomats, hosted meetings, etc. iii. All of the efforts came crashing down in 2000 1. Left a bitter view about the prospects of peace 2. Past 8 years have seen little effort B. Everyone has a different view about what happened/what went wrong/ etc.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course PLIR 365 taught by Professor Quandt during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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