Tit-for-tat gestures would replace Middle East talks

Apr 09, 2014    

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - If Middle East peace talks collapse this month, lawfare rather than warfare looks likely to fill the void, with the Palestinians set to confront Israel on the diplomatic stage rather than in any popular uprising.The Israelis will seek to retaliate in such a way as to avoid an international fire storm, analysts and diplomats say, still leaving open the vague possibility of a negotiated end to their seemingly perennial conflict at a later stage in history.After eight months of largely fruitless discussion aimed at achieving peace, the Israelis and Palestinians are at stalem...

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