The Conflict Can Be Managed – Ophir Falk (Ynet News)
The current Palestinian president will not retract his demand for the return of refugees and isn’t willing to recognize Israel as a Jewish state alongside a Palestinian one.
Even if the Palestinian leader was willing to compromise, he lacks the legitimacy to do so.
He is persona non grata in Hamas-held Gaza and almost a decade has passed since he was elected in Ramallah. That weakness binds him to a no-budge position on all the core issues.
Many international disagreements and border disputes are being managed peacefully, and have been for decades.
Israel and its Palestinian neighbors can also manage their conflict by agreeing on agreeable issues and agreeing to disagree on issues that are currently unsolvable.
The earth will not quake if the status quo continues in Jerusalem and if Jews and Palestinians are permitted to continue living where they live.