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Israeli talking heads are busily asserting that, whoever wins the presidency, US policy on Iran won’t change.

Won’t Obama open direct talks with Tehran tomorrow morning, while Romney wouldn’t dream of it, an election panel is asked on Channel 2?

Dov Weisglass, Ariel Sharon’s longtime right-hand man, says “I promise you” there’ll be no differences under a president Romney, no matter how tough he has sounded in the run-up to the elections.

Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom assures viewers “there’s no argument over Iran” between Israel and the US anyway. Both allies see the threat in exactly the same way, he insists. Long pause. “There is a difference over the timing…”

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