I’ve got to believe that today’s story about Kerry trying to restart Israeli final status talks with the Palestinian Authority is the product of a delusional mind.
Let’s step back a second, and ask what could possibly still be on the table after the summer we just had.
1) PA control over the Jordan Valley?
Nothing would make ISIS happier than no more Israeli forces poised to defend Jordan from invasion and takeover. Not to mention no Israeli forces protecting Israel’s border.
Would the State Department really abandon Jordan that way?
2) Israel pulling out of parts of Judea and Samaria?
Nothing would make Hamas happier than Abbas no longer having IDF protection, so they can more easily overthrow the PA there too.
Would the State Department really abandon Abbas that way?
3) Israel releasing the recidivist terrorists it just recaptured?
Nothing would make Hamas happier or more popular on the street than the release of its terrorists.
Would the State Department really strengthen Hamas that way?
I know there are cynical people that would say the answer to all these questions is yes.
But does anyone really believe the State Department is so delusional, shortsighted and determined to hurt America’s only real ally in the Middle East?
OK. Don’t answer that.
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