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
It would be nice if Israel would simply annex the West Bank and give the Palestinians living there citizenship or the option of it like East Jerusalemites. Beyond what I believe is an irrational fear of many Israelis that it will undermine the Jewish aspect of Israel, will it really solve all the issues at hand? What about Gaza? Could it survive as a state on its own or would it have to be added as well? What about Palestinian refugees abroad? I highly doubt Israel has the physical resources to accommodate that many people, much less the political ones. Lastly would the world accept it? Would the world be happy with Israel annexing that territory even if it gives rights to its inhabitants? Many questions? so few answers.