A commentary by Amir about the current talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians
“…What has been will be again,
What has been done will be done again;
There is nothing new under the sun”… “
Neither Prime Minister Netanyahu nor President Abbas changed their positions that withheld them from talking about anything for the past 3 years.
So why are we talking about it all over again?
Palestinian State, Jerusalem, Refugees?
It’s a combination of several reasons:
1. Netanyahu and Abbas are looking around and can see the changing neighborhood. The Arab spring is still shaking the Middle East and without giving hopes to their people both leaders fear their own people.
2. The USA was and is so embarrassed with its colossal failure in its diplomacy with the Arab world and was betting the wrong horses. Both the attempt to give a bear hug to Islam and the embrace of Muhammad Morsi as its darling of the Arab world were proved as a huge failure.
The ultimatum that was given to the Syrian regime regarding the usage of chemical weapon was also empty. They gas their people and the world is doing NOTHING.
Hamas is a common enemy of Israel and the PLO and by talking and negotiating Hamas is being isolated. The momentum of the fall of the patrons of Hamas in Egypt (Muslim Brotherhood) was the right time to corner the terrorist organization in Gaza.
Hezbollah is isolated because of its deep involvement in helping the Syrian regime massacring its own citizens.
Make NO mistake – Netanyahu and Abbas Will never reach any agreement simply because there is nothing to talk about and no one to talk to:
Israel will not divide Jerusalem and never allow the Palestinian refugees to return to their original villages, which they abandoned more than 65 years ago. We say Palestine will be an Arab state and Israel is a Jewish state. Guess what – The Palestinians are OK with the first part of the statement. They don’t want any Jew in their territories yet they oppose the definition of Israel as a Jewish state.
The other reason is that no agreement of “Final Status” or “End of Conflict” will ever be accepted by Hamas. So why will we give up land and release terrorists and get in return more rockets from Gaza fired at Israeli towns and cities?
We all know how it will continue. Israel will retaliate and then the world including the Palestinian State will condemn us all over the world.
“Been There, Done That and bought the T-Shirt.”