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November 20, 2012

Area experts have grim hope for Gaza

Local observers seenew twists in old feud

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“I would say so far, he shown support for Israel, but it’s not a loud support,” the rabbi said.

However, Heindl said that U.S.strategic interests probably would trump any animosity between the two leaders.

“They’re a partner in the Middle East,” he said of Israel. The only other strong U.S. ally in the region is Saudi Arabia, he said.

In the end, Israel and the Palestinians will have to reach some sort of understanding for there to be peace, Roberts said.

“Ultimately my fantasy is that both countries would work together to enable each country to be a better country,” he said. “That would be the greatest moment in my life.”

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