Three points of dissent, including whether Israel will be able to control the broadcast and where the cameras will be situated, could lead to new tensions over flashpoint site.04:55 07.02.16 | 0 comments
International agreements were negotiated with Israel, and signed by Arafat and the PLO. The palestinians then elected a Hamas government that repudiated these agreements and the very principle of good faith negotiation. I realize that elected Israel govenments have not always acted in the strictest good faith regarding these agreements, however the Israeli people have never elected a government which has totally rejected the right of the Palestinian Authority to operate. Carter is making the same mistake that he made in 1979 in allowing Iran to violate the basic principles of civilized diplomatic behavior without making them face the consequences of that behavior. He acted like a wimp then and he is showing the same characteristics now. The issue is not the radicalization of the palestians, that was done long ago. The issue is responsibility and realizing the consequences of ones choices, dificult as that may be for so many to understand.