The headlines this week reeked of déjà vu, reminiscent of previous confrontations and intifadas, as conditions on the ground in Gaza are becoming more and more similar to those that preceded the 2014 war.19:05 05.02.16 | 4 comments
However Israel should still offer a separate peace to Lebanon and Syria on the same terms offered to Egypt. An Israeli withdrawal from Shebaa Farms when Hizbollah disarms as an independent of Lebanese government military force. An Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for peace with Syria. This is consistent with leaving Gaza and withdrawing to the security fence, this in preparation for next elections in Palestine and a possible resumption of the peace process with a PLO friendly PA. If Lebanon and Syria refuse and want to wait until Hamas changes it's policy, or is replaced in PA government, is their affair. But why should Hamas dictate the Arab Israeli peace process (and Hamas militants at that).