Everything the author writes implies that all Israel has to do is quit the West Bank and most of Jerusalem and peace will reign. The Palestinians have explicitly and implicitly stated that their goal is to destroy all of Israel. Hence, the genocidal Palestinian Charter which has not been replaced. Hence, the PA award to Helen Thomas soon after she called for all Jews to be expelled from Israel. Hence, the PA continuing to honor terrorists. Hence, the PA continuing on their broadcasts ,to include Tel Aviv and other obvious indisputable Israeli cities as part of Palestine. Hence, the "moderate" 12th Palestinian National Council position (which was rejected in favor a more extreme policy) which advocated peace talks engineered to fail by making demands that Israel would never accept. One thing the left refuses to address is Palestinian intransigency- their documented official policy of genocide, self-sabotaging of peace talks, honoring terrorists etc.. etc.. The left can't provide any compelling evidence that the Palestinian Authority is unambiguously interested in long term peace.
Iraq calls Turkish assault on Kurdish militants a dangerous escalation (Reuters)
from the article: Never mind the settlements, it's the absurdity