What Will Peace Mean To The Middle East?

If you think milk and honey, think again: Israel should be fine, but watch out for Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the other countries that have staved off change

Not tranquillity. Oh, sure, that final White House signing ceremony that eventually ends hostilities will open the way, unevenly and begrudgingly at first, for tourism across the Golan Heights, quiet along the Galilee, coexistence in Jerusalem and joint ventures in Jordan and the Gaza Strip. But a Middle East peace deal doesn't mean peace in the Middle East.

The conflict's conclusion will be more memorable for the turmoil that follows. A couple decades down the road, you may even find yourself musing, "Oh, for the good old days of straightforward conflicts between Arabs and Israelis. Like the cold war--how simple it...

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