This is informed and lucid; however, if anything is clear from the past 40 years of peace efforts relating to Israel, it's that incremental processes don't work. They are always derailed by one or the other sides choosing to commit some act of terror. I think at this point it's fair to say that the two primary parties, Israel and the Palestinians, are simply unable to make peace on their own, and a solution should be imposed from outside. Since from some perspectives, Israel has more to lose by making peace since they largely control reality on the ground, effectively pressuring Israel would have the greatest returns. I see no reason why the U.S. should continue to subsidize Israel's military and economy with extremely high foreign aid grants. Nor why the U.S. should continue to take heat for protecting Israel from condemnation at the UN. Both of these things could be withdrawn unless and until Israel ceases to treat the peace process with distain.
PM: We'll surround ourselves with fences in defense against the wild beasts around us (Haaretz)
from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?
While old-timers at Kibbutz Sha’ar Ha’amakim in northern Israel are racking their brains to recall Bernie Sanders from a volunteer stint in the 1960s, Haaretz tracked down a first cousin of the Democratic presidential hopeful at a moshav in the Negev.16:22 09.02.16 | 0 comments