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Sunday, July 23, 2006

A Crack in the Monolith?

Analysis: Staunch support for Israel hinders diplomacy

By TOM RAUM
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON -- President Bush's uncompromising support for Israel in its battle with Hezbollah, a stance now backed by Congress, is threatening to isolate the United States even further from the international community.

It is also putting the administration at odds with fragile democratic governments in the Middle East that it is simultaneously trying to prop up, and sowing increasing anger across the Arab world.

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