"Fatah [...] pays lip service to peace yet they make impossible demands." (Tim R) Nobody can honestly speak about what would actually be their demands until after formal negotiations have been completed or otherwise terminated. Israeli on-going construction in East Jerusalem is not "a demand", it is establishing facts in the ground, the very negation of negotiations. "some leftists claim that Israel is the impediment to peace." (Tim R) Some leftists claim that (not Israel but) the Israeli settlements are an impediment to peace. As long as there are Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the occupation cannot end, and no viable Palestinian state can be established. No Palestinian state, no peace and security for Israel. "Why is it so hard for Palestinian Arabs to acknowledge that Israel is the state for the Jewish people?" (Tim R) A state for the Jewish people/nation is the first tenet of Zionism. Only deceitful politicians - coveting the land on which a stateless population is dwelling - are demanding Chairman Abbas to prove himself more Zionist than Pres. Sadat and King Hussein. "No one would have any difficulty acknowledging that Italy is the state for Italian people, that Greece is the state for Greek people or Russia the state for Russian people." (Tim R) In the course of their long history Italy, Greece and Russia have negotiated and signed a lot of peace agreements each with numerous other countries. None of them has ever demanded to be formally recognized as the state for, respectively, Italian/Greek/Russian people. If the Israelis want their country to be and stay "for the Jewish people", it is for them to take care of that, not for anyone else. "Could it be that they still did not give up their 62 year old aim to destroy the state of the Jewish people?" (Tim R) Could it be that what Egypt, Jordan and Syria together failed to do, the Palestinians are planning to do all by themselves? With what? Tanks and jet fighters fuelled with olive oil? Orange juice? Tell me Tim R, I promise not to laugh, how old are you?
Greek PM says may have to call early election (Reuters)
from the article: Fear of peace will be the death of Israel