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Still with all the the debate regarding the president in his speech about is real in the Benjamin Netanyahu talking to congress.
Who better to talk to the -- about.
About that part of the world because you live there you when your husband have been there for a for a long time you wrote a book this burning land.
What did you make of the president's speech about the fact that the 1967.
Border -- would be the start of the Plaisted to would discuss negotiations.
Well I think what surprised anybody who's watched that region for some time in particular in recent months.
Why insert the Israeli Palestinian conflict into the debate right now there's so much unknown going on right now with regards to the Arab Spring look at what was happening just.
Four days before with.
Thousands of of Palestinians rushing the borders of Israel from Syria from eleven on from Gaza that -- not that was not -- If it's not a moment where Israelis are feeling very confident about what's happening on their borders it's still very unclear how the -- it's gonna settle in Syria.
In Egypt I'm told.
By a very good source that the Egyptian military has it essentially abdicated responsibility for the Sinai desert they're no longer patrolling -- that means that the the tunnels and the border with the Gaza Strip is essentially open and it's a very easy smuggling route for weapons into the Gaza Strip.
Now this is this has been thousands of years Jennifer that they've been fighting over the same piece of real estate soul.
Is there realistically any chance of these people are gonna find something that they can agree to.
What one of the reasons we wrote this book -- spreading Landis about the times that my husband who has written for the New York Times at the time myself for Fox News.
We spent eight years they're covering the beginning of the Palestinian uprising Intifada.
Starting in 2000 we were there from 1999 to 2007 and one of the reasons we tell.
That stories that we do through the characters that we met on both sides of the conflict -- during that decade was to show how the physical and psychological landscape.
Of the two sides have really changed in the last decade and that you can't simply dust off old.
Quote road -- to peace or old parameters that you've been hearing come out of the State Department every few years -- president comes to Washington tries to get.
To push through it peace plan and what we wanted to show is how you have to understand how that place has changed in the last ten years.
Since the Palestinian uprising and it's changed even more in terms of insecurity that the Israelis feel.
In terms of making any concessions at this point in time.
We weren't there and live through the pullout from Lebanon remember.
Israeli military pulled back from Lebanon in 2000 what did they get they got in 2006.
-- -- Patricia rockets flying over from Hezbollah.
And that group has now re armed.
We -- there when they pulled out of settlements in the Gaza Strip and got rid of it all Israeli Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and just.
Six months later they were receiving rockets into their towns in the southern part of Israel from.
Hamas which took over.
Running that he's a real estate says those are not feeling very confident right now that this is the time.
Two to make peace or to give concessions territorial concessions when they're feeling so vulnerable particularly with -- ran.
Being with silent player in this Arab Spring Iran is the one who's benefiting from all this instability in these Arab capital.
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