Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?

Khaled Abu Toameh is an Arab journalist working for the Jerusalem Post. During the Gaza War he gave a fascinating talk about the way the Palestinian political system works. Last week he spoke to journalists in Toronto.

From National Post:

He believes the so-called “peace process,” begun with the Oslo Accords of 1993, has been a tragic failure and holds little promise of success. Over 16 years, the peace process has brought war — and plenty of it. It has disillusioned both Arabs and Jews — Arabs because they haven’t acquired the independence and honest self-government they wanted, Jews because security has become more elusive than it was two decades ago. Even so, the United States and others believe the virtue of the peace process is self-evident.

The solution? According to Abu Toameh:

Israel should simply wait until the Palestinians stop killing each other and create a credible political entity that can make a deal. Peace will then become possible.

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One Comment on “Is Peace Possible in the Middle East?”

  1. Naftali Greenwood Says:

    Wait, yes. Simply, no. Israel is a work in progress; progress is needed in nearly all respects: education, social harmony, economy, civil conduct, etc. All Israelis and even visitors, mainly Jews, can and should be involved in this. And any progress made, by reinforcing the permanence of Israel in its own mind and the minds of its enemies (who watch Israel carefully), brings closer the day when its enemies will see the futility of their cause.

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