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notes nov6 - Arab-Israeli notes 1977 the year of decision...

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Arab-Israeli notes 11/6/07 1977 the year of decision Sadat did not know Cater wanted Ford Palestinian homeland March 1977 Rabin and the labor party leave office—did Carter’s public diplomacy hurt Rabin’s chances of re- election? Does the US treat Begin with an “iron fist” or “kid gloves” When America speaks everyone listens – Israeli Politics Comprehensive peace in a comprehensive manner—what does that mean? Carter knew that sadat would sign a peace treaty; gave him an ace in the hole If the US fails to use an adjective or fails to include a concept it sets the ME atwitter there’s a level of fear and insecurity on the part of arabs and Israelis alike that if America says something it has a huge impact. That if an American official says it was contemplated considered and the produt of a long contemplative effort on the part of the American officials Say one little thing about security Israel goes bonkers, Israel is concerned that Iranians, turks, Europeans really have it in for Jews. So part of their negotiations psychology there is an overwhelming fear. Israelis are like jewish mothers. There’s no amount of security you can give Israelis that Palestinians are genuine
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