Dec. 7, 2018
Israel Builds Its Future without a Partner for Peace – Stephen Daisley
Earlier this month, I visited Israel for the first time as a Zionist of the non-Jewish variety. It truly is an old-new land, where four thousand years of history bumps up against the latest app. Every kind of person, every ethnicity and lifestyle and story is here.
Israel is supposed to be isolated, shunned by its friends and out-maneuvered by its enemies, and yet in 2018, the U.S. Embassy was moved to Jerusalem, Arab leaders seeking allies against Iran are bombarding Bibi with friend requests, and Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest.
Israel’s every political overture is rebuffed, its “partners for peace” nurture their children on hatred, and the best-paying gig in the Palestinian labor market is killing Israelis. Israelis stopped talking about peace because they have no one to talk to. They keep building their homeland hoping that one day the Palestinians will decide to do the same. The writer is a columnist for the Scottish Daily Mail. (Jewish News-UK)