Opportunity knocks, but will we take it?

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30th December, 2014
Opportunity knocks, but will we take it?

Forty years ago this weekend, at the Geneva peace conference between the Arabs and the Israelis, the Israeli foreign minister and one-time Belfast resident, Abba Eban, declared of the Palestinian negotiators that “they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”

Eban – born Aubrey Eban – was a great believer in trading land for peace and when seen now with the benefit of hindsight, it’s clear that the Israeli leaders of the...

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