Tuesday, February 01, 2011

No Peace Partner - Really

Here is Menachem Klein, religious dove, in the NYT:-

Those [Palileaks] documents also expose two other issues. First, they highlight a wide gap between what Mr. Abbas and his negotiators accepted and what their public wanted, in particular regarding the status of Temple Mount and on the 1948 refugees and their right to return. Second, the documents reveal the contradiction between Israel's settlement expansion and its rhetoric when it comes to finding peace.

So, is peace possible? Are there any Arabs who wish to compromise? Is Klein's concessionist approach worthy of his academic position rather than his personal political ideology?

And why should any increased construction thwart peace, unless peace means apartheid, separation of peoples, etc.?


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