Bypassing the need for peace
The political upheavals of the past year reflect the yearning of the contemporary Israeli’s heart: to declare victory and withdraw from dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or even from the very need to solve it, since it is unsolvable.
Judging by the current mood, it seems that in its 65th year of independence, Israel has unilaterally decided to take early retirement − from the conflict, from the disagreements, from all the sweat and toil of living in this region. It is thereby acting in the spirit of the famous recommendation by U.S. Senator George Aiken, who, at the height of the Vietnam War, proposed that America unilaterally declare...
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