High-raking police officer investigated following complaint filed by female subordinate; nature and severity of alleged offences are still unknown.03:34 26.11.15 | 0 comments
Looking back at the "risks" taken especially by assessing them as failures and missed chances exerts a real drag on the future especially now since the main obstacle is gone. Oslo, Wye and Camp David were attempts that showed insincerity or lack of readiness on both sides. Arafat was not a true partner but it's also unclear whether Israelis (in the promised referendum) would have accepted Barak's final evolved offer had Arafat said okay. It never came to that but I wonder... The Geneva Accords show how two leaders, even weakened ones could possibly be partners if determined. What they created between them was a powerful document. So two weak leaders can become strong with courage to work together for a common vision instead of jockeying against each other. The Gaza disengagement though courageous and admirable is not a risk for peace. That, the wall, and settlement expansion elsewhere are unilateral moves that may very well signal giving up on a peaceful settlement for a long time to come. I think Eldar is trying to point to something despite all the blaming and excuses: leaders working together as partners has not happened yet. Eldar says rightly that Sharon too is no partner; he missed and is missing opportunities to offer a helping hand by cutting Abbas' wings and then comparing him to a featherless chick.