Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Robert Fisk: Bring in the peacekeepers? It's not as easy as it sounds

UN peacekeepers in Lebanon, where they have had mixed success

Do I hear the braying of the UN donkey in Gaza? On his Middle East tour, the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, may well be mentioning that well-known Eeyore figure on the East River, always so willing to send its peacekeepers on Mission Impossible. The Palestinians have been trying to internationalise their conflict with the Israelis ever since Yasser Arafat pleaded for UN forces to protect the Palestinians after the failure of the Oslo agreement.

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