What an excellent insight into the Big Picture. However, the Big Question: What is the long-term plan for the Israeli leadership? There appears to be only two options ? a one-state solution whereby all Palestinians become citizens of the new state or the two-state solution whereby Israelis and Palestinians live side-by-side in two sovereign nations. The one-state solution appears to be anathema to the Israelis as it is recognized that eventually Palestinians will outnumber Jews and Israel will cease to exist as a Jewish state. One would think that the Israelis would do all they could to avoid this outcome, yet they have accelerated their expansion in the West Bank lately, making the two-state solution all but impossible. So, how does the Israeli leadership think that these short-term gains will play out in the future? Do they apply their minds to the situation in ten, twenty, fifty years or are they sticking their collective heads in the sand and somehow hoping for a good outcome?
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from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel