Re: Discussion: North Africa & Southwest Asia Regional Issues II
I think we are partly to blame for Israel's way of thinking.....we have been calling these "peace talks" for as long as I can remember.....that isn't really what they should have been called. Because each side has been looking at this from different platforms. Israel from a purely "peace" platform, and the Palestinians from a platform of wanting statehood.
The peace took on the more important aspect without really doing anything in the area of statehood so it is obvious why the Palestinians have been so pissed. Israel has only seen peace as..."you don't shoot at us, and we will settle wherever we want because it is all ours anyway." that mindset is NEVER going to get them anywhere, but I don't see them changing that mindset anytime soon.
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