Peace Now, or Never
By EHUD OLMERT
AS the United Nations General Assembly opens this year, I feel uneasy. An unnecessary diplomatic clash between Israel and the Palestinians is taking shape in New York, and it will be harmful to Israel and to the future of the Middle East.
I know that things could and should have been different.
I truly believe that a two-state solution is the only way to ensure a more stable Middle East and to grant Israel the security and well-being it desires. As tensions grow, I cannot but feel that we in the region are on the verge of missing an opportunity — one that we cannot afford to miss.
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, plans to make a unilateral bid for recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations on Friday. He has the right to do so, and the vast majority of countries in the General Assembly support his move. But this is not the wisest step Mr. Abbas can take.
The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has declared publicly that he believes in the two-state solution, but he is expending all of his political effort to block Mr. Abbas’s bid for statehood by rallying domestic support and appealing to other countries. This is not the wisest step Mr. Netanyahu can take.
In the worst-case scenario, chaos and violence could erupt,
Worst case scenario? Surely, you jest. This is just BAU - Battering Arabs as Usual - Business as Usual -- Basically All upended
making the possibility of an agreement even more distant
Even more distant than when? Than what? It would be political suicide for any Israeli leader to implement a peaceful solution -- not with 1/3 of the (Jewish) citizens adamantly opposed ... "NEVER FORGET" ... THIS is what the world never forgets - that the IDF have become like unto the gestapo, and that the violence wreaked and rained down upon the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza is nothing more than a land grab, to try to force peoples without a country off the lands that once were their country ... you lyin' Israeli BASTARDS -- the only place REAL Jews want for a homeland is ... The U.S.A. -- this is why Israel permits citizenship to 10's of 1000's of Russian immigrants whose claims to be Jewish and not merely suspect, but lies. Nonetheless, the 10's of 1000's are needed to offset the expodus of the 10's of 1000's of Jews from Israel to places in the world where they ARE in fact safer and more secure ... like, for example, the U.S.A., Canada, etc.
, if not impossible. If that happens, peace will definitely not be the outcome.
Under what scenario whereby the status quo is maintained (with the blessings of the war monger Barack Obama, and the blessings of the British government, would peace even possibly be an outcome. NONE. MADNESS - continuing to do the same thing that didn't work before in the hopes that THIS time it'll all turn out for the better.
The parameters of a peace deal are well known and they have already been put on the table. I put them there in September 2008 when I presented a far-reaching offer to Mr. Abbas.
According to my offer, the territorial dispute would be solved by establishing a Palestinian state on territory
But, equivalent in water resources? In arable land? NOT HARDLY you shameless shill. the LORD WILL mete out His justice upon you ... and you will not be put in the exalted place where Lazarus was honored to dwell with the Lord.
The city of Jerusalem would be shared.
Reading critically, the city of Jerusalem is not presently shared (this we know, from such sources as the Jerusalem Post, etc, etc)
Its Jewish areas would be the capital of Israel and its Arab neighborhoods would become the Palestinian capital.
WEASLE WORDS ... Jewish areas would BE while Arab neighborhoods (what about an Aram living in a Jewish area? ... would BECOME ... but WHEN, damn you, WHEN?
Neither side would declare sovereignty over the city’s holy places; they would be administered jointly with the assistance of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
The Palestinian refugee problem would be addressed within the framework of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative. The new Palestinian state would become the home of all the Palestinian refugees just as the state of Israel is the homeland of the Jewish people.
As stated above, AMERICAN is the homeland of the Jewish people, where they all wish to dwell, to be schooled, to work, to vacation ... especially FLORIDA!
Israel would, however, be prepared to absorb a small number of refugees on humanitarian grounds.
The humanitarian grounds being that since Israel murdered, tortured, raped, interred,jailed 850,000+, that a SMALL NUMBER of refugees can look forward to being absorbed? For what? To do the gardening? To clean the toilets?
Because ensuring Israel’s security is vital to the implementation of any agreement, the Palestinian state would be demilitarized and it would not form military alliances with other nations. Both states would cooperate to fight terrorism and violence.
Chicken shit Israeli ... take away the Palestinians guns .. THEN we will be safe .. this would be comical if not for being so tragic. GOD DAMN THE KNESSET and the IDF to HELL.
These parameters were never formally rejected by Mr. Abbas, and they should be put on the table again today. Both Mr. Abbas and Mr. Netanyahu must then make brave and difficult decisions.
We Israelis simply do not have the luxury of spending more time postponing a solution. A further delay will only help extremists on both sides who seek to sabotage any prospect of a peaceful, negotiated two-state solution.
No, you need to spend your time provoking Gazans to throw rocks at your tanks, so you can murder 13-year old boys ... what brave warriors you Israelis are! Killing children with tank fire, with bazookas, with AK-47s. Killing children, bombing hospitals, bombing schools ... oh the brave and gallant Isaraelis - the heirs of Joshua, David, etc, etc ... there done been a LOT of slaughtering for the peopls of the Hebrew tribes ... what a legacy -- only Great Britain and her bastard offspring, the United States of America, and the Romans, and the Chinese, and the Japanese, and the Nazis, and the ... oh, WTF? the list is endless
Moreover, the Arab Spring has changed the Middle East, and unpredictable developments in the region, such as the recent attack on Israel’s embassy in Cairo, could easily explode into widespread chaos. It is therefore in Israel’s strategic interest to cement existing peace agreements with its neighbors, Egypt and Jordan.
What if the Arabs were ALL to unite and put up a blockade against Israel; to prohibit Israeli jets to fly over their air spaces? The Israelis must be shitting their pants.
In addition, Israel must make every effort to defuse tensions with Turkey as soon as possible. Turkey is not an enemy of Israel.
ONLY Israel is an enemy of Israel.
I have worked closely with the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In spite of his recent statements and actions, I believe that he understands the importance of relations with Israel. Mr. Erdogan and Mr. Netanyahu must work to end this crisis immediately for the benefit of both countries and the stability of the region.
In Israel, we are sorry for the loss of life of Turkish citizens in May 2010, when Israel confronted a provocative flotilla of ships bound for Gaza. I am sure that the proper way to express these sentiments to the Turkish government and the Turkish people can be found.
Talk is cheap. You are not sorry at all. You wold do it again. You lying piece of shit.
The time for true leadership has come. Leadership is tested not by one’s capacity to survive politically but by the ability to make tough decisions in trying times.
Bombing the Palestinians, then, must be one of the easiest decisions ever. THE IDF just keeps doing it again, and again, and again, and again ....
When I addressed international forums as prime minister, the Israeli people expected me to present bold political initiatives that would bring peace — not arguments outlining why achieving peace now is not possible. Today, such an initiative is more necessary than ever to prove to the world that Israel is a peace-seeking country.
The window of opportunity is limited. Israel will not always find itself sitting across the table from Palestinian leaders like Mr. Abbas and the prime minister, Salam Fayyad, who object to terrorism and want peace. Indeed, future Palestinian leaders might abandon the idea of two states and seek a one-state solution, making reconciliation impossible.
Now is the time. There will be no better one. I hope that Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Abbas will meet the challenge.
Time is assuredly NOT on the side of the Israelis, and they KNOW THIS.
Ehud Olmert was prime minister of Israel from 2006 to 2009.