Jun. 10, 2016
It’s No Time for an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal – Andrew L. Peek
The Middle East is beset by problems, but for the moment, they have literally nothing to do with Israel. EU foreign policy boss Federica Mogherini, justifying the French initiative, said: “The perspective that Oslo opened up is seriously at risk of fading away.” Yes, I’d say so.
I’d say it was at risk of fading away after a five-year intifada, complete with bombings of a teenage disco in Tel Aviv, a Passover Seder in Netanya and multiple buses. I’d say it was at risk of fading away after two major wars between Israel and Hamas, both initiated by Hamas, and a month-long war with Hizbullah initiated by Hizbullah. If that didn’t put it to bed, the last 10 months of Palestinians randomly stabbing to death Israelis on the street probably has done it. The writer is a visiting assistant professor at Claremont McKenna College and a former adviser to Gen. John Allen in Afghanistan. (The Hill)