It teaches us that the longtime leaderships are insecure to make a serious gesture of resuming talks because of how others will perceive them - especially the notion of weakness of one party against the other. Well each day that passes only strengthens the naysayers towards peace and coexistence. This is not the correct approach of courageous leaderships that understand saving lives, building trust and working together demonstrates the ultimate humanitarian deed for the region. No other PR stunt can compensate for this noble path.
Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra (Reuters)