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Silverberg ‘12 Mark Silverberg is a former member of the Canadian Justice Department, a past Director of the Canadian Jewish Congress (Western Office) based in Vancouver, and served as a Consultant to the Secretary General of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem during the first Palestinian intifada. (Mark, “Power and the Perception of Weakness”, Mark Silverberg.com, December http://www.marksilverberg.com/article/ForeignPolicy/Appeasement/157/)//RS Israel should not have been surprised when, in return for its withdrawals from southern Lebanon (2000) and Gaza (2005), it saw a dramatic increase in the number of Palestinian suicide bombings and missile attacks on its civilian population. Nor, for that matter, should President Obama have been surprised when his many overtures to our enemies (especially those enunciated in his Cairo speech that sought reconciliation with the Muslim world) fell on deaf ears. The reality is that our enemies are not prepared to "negotiate" until after they have achieved their objectiv...
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