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Could Israel be drifting towards disaster?

The collapse of the latest peace talks leaves Israel "in a real bind," but may also open a new way through

By Bronwen Maddox   July 2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) recently warned Israel that it risked becoming “an apartheid state” in its treatment of Palestinians. © AP/Getty

In early summer, the Golan Heights are covered with flowers; small scarlet poppies have seeded themselves among the flowering thorn bushes, and in the haze rising from the Sea of Galilee neat orchards of cherry trees are in full leaf. On the high plateau, which Israel seized from Syria in 1967, American tourists examine abandoned artillery posts. But below, the soft crump of shellfire is audible from Arab…

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