“If the issues with the conflicts between Israel and Palestine go well, [resolutions of] other issues in the Middle East, including Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Syria, are likely to follow suit. ” — Ban Ki-Moon, new UN Secretary General [Jerusalem Post].
I’m trying to picture this. Israel goes back to green lines, allows ‘refugees’ to ‘return’, and suddenly Lebanese Christians and Muslims, Iraqi Sunnis and Shiites kiss and make up?
The Post goes on to say that although Ban has visited Israel, “he is not known to have developed expertise on the Middle East”.