No nation in the history of the world took "risks for peace" with an adversary who was publically committed to genocide and jihad as the PLO and Hamas are. And "the West" and the US in particular have a long and sickening history of making solemn "security guarantees" to Israel in exchange for something - and then reneging when the chips were down. The price for a PA state must be CREDIBLE security guarantees that make it physically impossible for an enemy to attack Israel without being instantly and permanently destroyed as viable nations in retaliation. If the US and "the West" are not prepared to fork over the multi-trillion dollar defense systems required, they should shut up, because paper promises are not going to cut it anymore. Nor will "20 F-35 jets in 2016".
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from the article: Barak: Mideast peace does not go against Israel's security interests