israel's policies towards the palestinians is THE issue of contention behind MOST regional animosity towards israel. as long as israel maintains its occupation and its settlement building, it will NEVER realize peace and normalized relations with its neighbors. this is why the saudi peace plan insists on the things it does; because all of them are critical matters of contention that if left unresolved, will continue to foster the animosity in the region's populations that precludes any possibility of a wider acceptance of israel as a friend and neighbor. israel can make all excuses it wants, and it can blame everyone it wants, but only IT holds the key to its long term peace, security and prosperity.
Netanyahu to activists: I'm ready to meet Abbas to talk two-state solution (Haaretz)
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