I don't know how the writer claims that Israel never responded to "the Arab peace initiative". This is so untrue....The Arab peace initiative was first presented in Beirut the 28th of March 2002. The Israeli response was swift and very very rapid, it came the 29th of March 2002. Doesn't this date mean anything?
Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian crossing Gaza border fence (Haaretz)
from the article: After 8 years, why hasn't Israel responded to the Arab peace initiative?