By Benjamin Netanyahu
This exam of the center East's background strains the origins, improvement and politics of Israel's dating with the Arab global and the West. It argues that peace with the Palestinians will depart Israel prone to Iraq and Iran.
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Alternative political parties emerged during the ‘Slovene Spring’ of the following year and tension with Serbia pushed the Slovenes further towards secession. The year of 1989 saw a sharp polarisation of opinion in the former Yugoslavia as pluralism – linked with autonomy and liberal reforms – was embraced by the Democratic Alliance launched in Ljubljana (Slovenia), contemporaneous with the Movement for a Yugoslav Democratic Initiative in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. Lack of consensus across the whole of Yugoslavia caused the Slovenes to leave the LCY Congress in 1990 after rejection of their plan for eight independent parties.
Meanwhile, a new alignment has occurred in politics through the formation of a ‘Quad Coalition’ in 1998 by four small opposition parties: Christian Democratic Czechoslovak People’s Party; Freedom Union; Democratic Union; and Civic Democratic Alliance. They have remained untainted by the atmosphere of mistrust and did well in the Senate elections of 2000. It is conceivable that they could win a majority without the need for CDP support in 2002. But the instability of leadership evident in 2001, with the rapid replacement of C.
By contrast, the coalition that replaced him temporarily is now badly split, but A. Bajuk (who was premier in 2000) wants to do better by combining his New Slovenia–Christian People’s Party with the impressively-robust centre-right Social Democrats of J. Jansa. This could provide an attractive alternative at the next election. Croatia Croatia is one of the larger of the Yugoslav successor states and it has the beneﬁt of ready access to the Mediterranean by virtue of the Adriatic coastline. However, it has an extremely long boundary in relation to its area, given its distinctive butterﬂy shape, and has a potentially destabilising ethnic balance by virtue of the large Serb minority.
A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the Nations by Benjamin Netanyahu