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Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to move the 'peace process' along

David Pryce-Jones argues that the 'peace process' is not getting anywhere because the 'Palestinians' are happy with the status quo.
The Palestinians are happy with the way things are; they see no reason for change; the present situation is playing profitably into their hands. If they'd really wanted a state, they could have had one any time since the 1992 Oslo Accords. Israel, the United States, the European Union, and even Saudi Arabia implore them to have a state. But why should they? All these well-wishers are pumping money to them, and a state would force them to spend it on administration rather than themselves. They also have the pleasure of observing everyone — and specially Washington — putting pressure on Israel and making it unpopular. Sixteen-hundred more settlements gives them grounds for 1,600 more complaints, and then sitting down and rubbing their hands in expectation of commiseration and rewards. A state would oblige them to pull their own chestnuts out of the fire.
Pryce-Jones argues that the way to move the 'peace process' along is to make the 'Palestinians' unhappy. And that the Obama administration has just missed an opportunity to do just that.

Read the whole thing.


At 6:28 PM, Blogger Kae Gregory said...

I say great! Change isn't all it's cracked up to be. We in the U.S. know. Let the rest of the world keep throwing their money down the PA corruption hole.


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