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Nothing ‘Reasonable’ about Mideast Divide

Since a majority of Palestinians cannot envision mutual recognition even after all issues are resolved and they get a state, they see it as merely a pause before the conflict would begin anew.
Tzipi Livniand Sec. of State John Kerry.

Tzipi Livniand Sec. of State John Kerry.
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While a “reasonable compromise” can be forged in theory between two nations determined to live in peace with each other once a border is devised, it is not possible in the absence of such recognition.

Given the constant incitement and fomenting of hate against Israel and Jews in the official PA media (let alone that run by Hamas), it’s difficult to see how Abbas could ever agree to anything that would require a true end to the conflict rather than a mere truce. Until a sea change occurs in Palestinian culture that would change that, this won’t happen.

About the Author: Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary magazine and chief political blogger at www.commentarymagazine.com, where this first appeared. He can be reached via e-mail at jtobin@commentarymagazine.com.


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One Response to “Nothing ‘Reasonable’ about Mideast Divide”

  1. It will never hapen to be a two-state solution for peace, only two ways could be, first to get both Israel-Palestine together to form a federation, this is the most resoanable idea, there many federations like Switzerland, US, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, it is no easy, for example Switzerland took long time to get together, with diferent cultures, christian religions, lenguages, in the US started civil war and get together, the same the other nations, but it will not happen like this.
    The second, the Palestinians should leave the West Bank to Jordan, this is legal, becouse Jordan invaded ilegaly the West Bank with the UK help in 1948 and the US garantee, so realy this is Jordan-Palestine issue and not a Israel-Palestine issue.
    This are the two ways to get peace in this region of Midle East.
    The US with Kerry is looking the easy way, he is not able to make lany peace negotiation in Syria, alsoto resolve the problems in Egypt and the nuclear Iran, he is failing and loosing so much time and money.

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