"let her ask the Europeans to be the mediators." - Tosefta Of course nobody is talking about the EU "negotiating" a peace agreement. Let them send somebody both sides can trust, perhaps a German, and start the process. TonyL, you seem not to believe in the prospects for peace, so for you it is all a waste of time. But time is acting against Israel, as Rabin and Barak understood when they envisioned a Muslim nuclear bomb. You can also realize from the Carter book that the world may not remain quiet for long. One needs to be proactive here, although not delusional. Since I did not discuss the prospects or process, I better not get into a new subject. My point was more of an evaluation of US incompetence.
Firebomb thrown during demonstration in northern Israeli town of Umm al Fahm (Haaretz)
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