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Peace on the horizon?

Dear Editor:

The recent Israeli elections should be a large disappointment for the “no-peace camp.” Not only did the Israeli voter percent go up, but those elected have moved to the center. Example: Yair Lapid with his brand-new party, “Israel has a Future.”

Lapid has 19 seats in the Knesset. While he favors the two-state solution, his party wants to see the Orthodox Jews in the army and many social issues addressed. Israel has 30 percent below the poverty level.

Bibi probably will be the next prime minister, but he’s going to have trouble with the centrists.

Also, his sparring partner, Barack Obama, is going to Israel in late March. Our president wants Israel to make peace with its neighbors.

If not now, when?

Richard Goodwin

Snowmass Village


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