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It’s impossible

It’s absolutely clear that a two-state solution is impossible in the nearest future. In 1947, after the UN General Assembly approved with twothirds votes a two-state solution, Israel immediately accepted it while the Arabs rejected it. After signing a truce after losing the 1948-1949 war against Israel, Jordan’s king was assassinated. A regime change caused by signing an agreement with the “Zionist  entity” happened also in Egypt and Syria. After the Six Day War in 1967, Israel offered to return to the pre-1967 border in exchange for a peace treaty. The answer by the Arab league was three no’s: no
recognition, no negotiation, no peace.

In 1979 after the president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, signed a peace treaty with Israel in exchange for getting the entire Sinai Peninsula back, he was assassinated by the Muslim Brotherhood. At the beginning of the 1990s, when the leftist Israeli government led by Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres began making unprecedented concessions to the Arabs, they received in exchange a terrible wave of terror. A generous peace package was offered to the PLO chair, Yasser Arafat, who rejected it immediately. As a result, President George W. Bush called Arafat irrelevant and negotiations stopped for a while.

The Obama administration started a new round of negotiations by pressing Israel for more concessions while not pressing the Arabs to stop hate propaganda against the Jewish state. The PA president did everything to avoid negotiations, and, after being hard pressed to meet with the Israeli negotiators, walked away from them without any solution. Instead, he started a diplomatic initiative by meeting world leaders and seeking a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

The conclusion: The Arabs are not interested in peace with Israel.

Girsh Sorkin
Cranford

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