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Monday, November 29, 2010

Good question

Steven Den Beste asks a question that all Americans should be asking.
But I have to ask a deeper question: Why are we Americans even involved in this?

If both the Israelis and Palestinians truly want peace with each other, then they can negotiate an agreement without our help. And if they don’t both want peace, there isn’t anything we can do about the situation. That’s what the last 35 years of futile efforts on our part have shown. So why are we wasting our time like this?

President after president has sent negotiating teams to the two sides, and what have they accomplished? Not a thing. There has been change, but no fundamental improvement, and no peace.

The problem is the Palestinians. Deep down, the only peace they’ll accept is victory, where peace is attained through the destruction of Israel. As long as they continue to feel that way, peace isn’t attainable any other way. (And there’s no reason to believe that the Palestinians will ever gain the military capability to win against Israel.)
Bingo. Read the whole thing.

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At 5:26 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

The Palestinians are NOT prepared to make peace on terms minimally acceptable to most Israelis today. Israel should break off the talks and keep the door open in case they decide to come in someday. After 17 years, its time for Israel's leaders to call it quits and focus on Iran and strengthening the country in the years to come. The peace process has run its course.


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