US being made to pay the pound of flesh - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mediation
    • 01.04.14 | 16:05 (IDT)

    because the Palestinians have long ago been left by Israel as just skin and bones. One thing has become clear from this: There is a mediation process underway between between Party A and Party B, plus the mediator mediating between them to come to a solution. When that mediator is forced by one of the parties, in this case Party A, to make concessions of its own, as though the mediator were a part of the conflict rather than solely a mediator (irrespective of whether the mediator and one or both of the parties have their own issues unrelated to the mediation in question), it becomes evident that the current mediation process is futile, because Party A has too much of a power imbalance to its favour that even the mediator is making concessions. How then is Party B expected to come to any resolution with Party A, when Party A wields so much influence and power that even the mediator sees itself being forced to make concessions? All that this has achieved is to show the world once and for all that Party A is the one who does not want a resolution. Party A has all the power. No mediation process will ever achieve anything, because Party A knows that it can do as it very well pleases. It is now time the world, plus the USA, to take this to the next logical level, to enforce the solution on the parties' behalf. In the real world, when medications fail, the parties then proceed to court so that the court can formulate the solution that the parties were unable to reach (because of an imbalance of power, or whatever reason), otherwise the mediation process becomes an abuse of process to avoid court arbitration. The solution formulated by the court then enforces that solution upon the parties, no matter what the parties say. It is time to shut down the mediation process, because Party A has even begun making the mediator pay concessions.

    from the article: Senior Israeli official: Deal on settlement freeze for Pollard's release nearly sealed
    First published 15:43 01.04.14 | Last updated 09:55 01.04.14
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