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Obama and Netanyahu largely in sync on Syria: Let them both bleed, hemorrhage to death [06.09.2013]

Israel Backs Limited Strike Against Syria (nyt) “This is a playoff situation in which you need both teams to lose, but at least you don’t want one to win — we’ll settle for a tie,” said Alon Pinkas, a former Israeli consul general in New York. “Let them both bleed, hemorrhage to death: that’s the strategic thinking here. …"

The synergy between the Israeli and American positions … could be a critical source of support as Mr. Obama seeks Congressional approval for surgical strikes in Syria. …

But Israel’s national security concerns have broad, bipartisan support in Washington, and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the influential pro-Israel lobby in Washington, weighed in Tuesday in support of Mr. Obama’s approach. …

After years of upheaval in the Middle East and tension between Mr. Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, the two leaders are now largely in sync on how to handle not just Syria, but also Egypt. …


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