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Axel | Israel has only weeks to defeat Hamas as global opinion sours, former PM Ehud Barak says, 7 Nov "humanitarian pause"
..."You can see the window is closing. It's clear we are heading towards friction with the Americans about the offensive. America cannot dictate to Israel what to do. But we cannot ignore them," he said, in reference to Washington's role as the main guarantor of Israel's security. "We will have to come to terms with the American demands within the next two or three weeks, probably less."
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On the walls are photographs recording different stages of his storied career as a special forces soldier and statesman. One was snapped in May 1972 when he led an elite commando unit, which included Netanyahu, to rescue passengers from Sabena Flight 571, which was hijacked by Black September < eyebrow > gunmen.

Under the photograph, there's a piano. A trained classical pianist, Barak says he has recently been playing Chopin Ballade No. 1. A performance of that piece is central to the plot of the 2002 film The Pianist [!], which moves a German Nazi officer to hide Władysław < eyebrow >
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"Listen to the public tone -- and behind doors it is a little bit more explicit. We are losing public opinion in Europe and in a week or two we'll start to lose governments in Europe. And after another week the friction with the Americans will emerge to the surface," Barak said....

pervasive ant-social benavior and dissociative personality disorders
by Cat on Tue Nov 7th, 2023 at 07:04:05 PM EST

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