Perhaps Margaret Atwood's thoughts would be valid if Israel and the neighboring Arabs were even remotely equal in power and might. They are not. Israel is a nuclear armed nation among the top ten nations in the world in terms of military might. All the neighboring Arabs lag far, far behind. Israel would never be willing to treat them on equal terms. Israel would feel justified in demanding concessions and giving nothing in return. After all, Israel doesn't really need the peace. Israel is relatively secure and expanding. Why give this up and welcome domestic strife, resettlement issues, security issues, and a shrinking border in order to make the Arabs happy? It will not happen. There is no option seven, unless it has god decending from the heavens and striking everyone with a will to world peace. That is far more likely than the option seven imagined by Margaret Atwood. As for Atwoods other options, who knows. It may be so.
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from the article: Mideast peace needs prophets, not yes-men