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Peace offensive

Marty Peretz has a piece in The New Republic that echoes JTA’s analysis last week about Israel’s sudden “peace offensive.” Peretz declares the chances of success of an Israeli-Syrian peace deal (as measured by Syria moving away from Iran) virtually nil, and he opposes Israel’s latest cease-fire with Hamas in the Gaza Strip (which doesn’t seem to be working so well).

Though Peretz gets Mahmoud Abbas’ name wrong (he calls him Mohammed, which I don’t believe is the same thing), he more than makes up for it by sticking that line through the “o” of Terje RΓΈd-Larsen’s name. Well done, Marty.