Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Middle East "Peace Process" ... 

Is a failure, and will always be a failure as long as the goal is to keep talking and not to resolve the problems.

The biggest problem is, (and I must credit the unknown person who first expressed this idea) that if the Palestinian Arabs were to lay down their arms, there would be peace. If Israel were to lay down its arms, Israel would cease to exist.

There will be no peace until and unless one of two things happens: either the Palestinian Arabs win and Israel ceases to exist (this being a necessary, but not sufficient condition because of the factions among the Palestinian Arabs), or the Palestinian Arabs accept that the State of Israel has a right to exist and the "right of return" is abandoned.

It's as simple as that, and as difficult as that. Anybody who thinks otherwise is either incredibly naive or has an agenda.

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