Anyone with a smidgen of common sense knows that a contract is only as useful as the honesty and reliability of those who sign it, and there is lots of validity to the old saying that a chain is as strong as its weakest link.
So the same principles hold for a “peace treaty.” And that is why there is no way that peace can be “bought” or even negotiated unless both of the parties really want it. In that case all they do is clarify small details.
The situation between Israel and the surrounding Arabs is not at all conducive to peace. The Arabs, including those who run the P.A. (Palestinian Authority,) still profess and teach the destruction of the State of Israel.
Peace isn’t on their agenda, nor on the horizon. And it’s not at all because of Israel. From the PMW-Palestinian Media Watch
- Palestinian Authority Sports Glorifying terrorists, prohibiting peace building, celebrating the Munich Olympics massacre of Israeli athletes
- Hitler admired in Palestinian youth magazine because he killed Jews and similar articles
The Leftist (and today’s Israeli Center) myth that we can exchange Land for Peace is totally ridiculous. Our Arab enemies make no real distinction between Jews who live “beyond the green line” and those who don’t. They want us all dead and gone. Israelis who promote “land for peace,” especially those who live in what they consider “consensus areas” that will stay Israeli are delusional, because the Arabs don’t consider places like Gush Etzion any different than Shiloh.
In all honesty, I’m more hurt and offended by the people of Gush Etzion who promote “land for peace” than I am by the honest though totally misguided Leftists of Tel Aviv. Please don’t forget that they are all guilty of not listening to the Arabs.
Yes, the Arabs of the P.A., yes those with whom we are supposed to be negotiating peace have no intentions of living alongside a viable State of Israel. Their maps totally delete Israel.