Ma’ariv analyzes the peace process.
from: Summary of editorials from the Hebrew press, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 15, 2014
The author believes that “The Israelis and the Palestinians, as well as the Arab states, are not children that do not understand, they are political actors capable of weighing the various alternatives and choosing the least bad among them. They are not in conflict because they lack an enthusiastic and fair mediator or someone to press them enough. They are in conflict because their aspirations are contradictory and in the present situation they believe that the alternative of stalemate is preferable to making decisions that are liable to tear apart their peoples.” The paper surmises: “It could be that the day will come when geopolitical, political, historical, cultural and economic conditions will create a situation in which the sides will find the way to a full peace agreement that settles the remaining issues,” and concludes: “It would be good to take actions that allow – as much as possible – each side to live its life and maintain the chances for a future agreement, but it would be sufficient if, in the meantime, the sides manage at least not to kill each other.”