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Le Monde - France | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Europe disgraced in Middle East conflict

The Israeli airforce continued its attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip this moring. The West's naivity and indifference in the Middle East conflict are a disgrace, the left-liberal daily Le Monde writes: "This most recent escalation only surprises the blind and the politicians who close their eyes to reality and argue for the unconditional resumption of the ficticious Israeli-Palestinian dialogue, as François Hollande did during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Paris on October 31. … Today not a single international mediator is ready to risk an ounce of political credit in the conflict. One can only lament the fickleness of the Western states, which are ready to spend billions to ensure the good functioning of the Palestinian Authority under Israeli occupation, only to lose interest in it afterwards."

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