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      Rosenne: Israel Will be Fine, No Matter Who Wins

      Regardless of who wins the presidential election, said former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Meir Rosenne, Israel will be fine.
      By David Lev
      First Publish: 11/7/2012, 1:15 AM

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      Regardless of who wins the presidential election, said former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Meir Rosenne, Israel will be fine.

      In an interview with Arutz Sheva on the eve of the American presidential election, Rosenne said that it didn't matter to Israel who won the election. “Even if Barack H. Obama wins a second term, he will not be able to force Israel into following his agenda.” If he believes that he can, Rosenne said, he will just “encourage the radicals” in the Arab world.

      The Arab Spring, said Rosenne, proves that Israel is the most stable nation in the region.

      “It's not an Arab Spring, but a Muslim Winter,” said Rosenne. “35,000 people are being killed in Syria, and no one is saying a word. No one has anything to say about what is happening in Egypt either, and neither does Iran's influence on Syria interest anyone. But the United States is aware of all the problems involved.”

      The first test of the new president, said Rosenne, will be how he handles the new PA bid for statehood at the UN, due at the end of the month.

      “The U.S. can veto this if it wants to,” although if Romney is elected, he will not yet be in office when the issue comes before the UN. But the U.S. can singlehandedly end the bid, using its veto, said Rosenne – and if the president, whomever it is, is committed to enhancing American interests, he will do so.