Syrian protesters in Daraa 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters)
Commenting on the protests in Syria, pundits both in Israel and abroad have waxed eloquent on how the fall of Bashar al-Assad’s regime could harm regional stability and, as one article in The New York Times suggested, “could dash any remaining hopes for a Middle East peace agreement.” Some even suggest that the result would be increased Iranian influence in Lebanon. Their refrain throughout: the devil you know is better than the devil that might come next.RELATED:
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