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.