"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Monday, September 05, 2005
[Media Source*] (Hat Tip: Regime Change Iran)
(Iran Press Service) One day after the "historic" meeting of Pakistani and Israeli foreign affairs ministers in Istanbul, it was learnt that Israel has opened a diplomatic mission in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of United Arab Emirates, based in Dubai, home also to hundreds of wealthy and creative Iranians with a total investment estimated at more than 30 billion US dollars...
According to political pundits, the talks held in Istanbul between Silvan Shalom and Khorsheed Mahmoud Kasuri would "certainly" encourage Afghanistan and some other nations in central and south east Asia like Malaysia and Indonesia, the worldÂs largest Muslim nation to follow.
It seems Israel is quickly gaining new friends in a region long known to support her utter destruction. By forming these diplomatic ties Israel not only makes itself stronger economically, but militarily as well, as one can notice by Iran's strong condemnation of these channels even forming in the first place. Although Israel had to initiate these talks in secret, the fruit of such labor is proving to be worth the effort as some Israeli businesses have gained wider access in arab markets.
Israeli businessmen say they can now enter the country on their Israeli passports, after advance coordination with their hosts.
Many Israelis dream of conducting business in the Persian Gulf. "These can be the real dividends of peace in the Middle East. The Israeli economy would feel the economic cooperation with the Emirates much more than the existing cooperation with Jordan", says Meir Javedanfar of Meepas, a company based in London and Tel Aviv that specializes in political and economic analysis of the Middle East.
Although some may debate the need for trading with border-line enemies of the state, it is in Israel's best interest to form strong alliances in the region as such bonds will go a long way to prevent a region war (something that might seemimmanentt with Iran).
Editor's Note: Ariel Sharon may have had a hand in these dealings, sacrificing the Israeli settlements in order to gain extra markets within the Arab world. History will have to determine whether such a sacrifice has helped the Jewish state, but if Ariel Sharon can pull this off he may not only be able to help out it's struggling economy but perhaps easily defeat any challenger within his party as well.
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