posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:17 PM
a reply to: daaskapital
It's very simple. If Hamas stops firing rockets into Israel, stops building underground tunnels to commit acts of terrorism, and renounces their
charter, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. If all of that doesn't change there is no hope for everlasting peace.
I saw a fascinating interview with former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres the other day, and he was oddly optimistic about the prospects for peace
and an inevitable two state solution, provided that Fatah can become the governing body for all Palestinians; in the West Bank as well as Gaza. He
said that Mahmoud Abbas is the ideal partner to negotiate an everlasting peace treaty, and under those circumstances, with the assurance of security,
that Israel would be willing to make concessions.
I don't think many people here realize this, but the PLO (Fatah) was the very first (and only) Palestinian governing body to actually recognize
Israel's right to exist, and that was a fairly recent development in historical terms. The problem is, Fatah does not represent all Palestinians,
because it's currently divided geographically as well as philosophically.
There has to be a unified, diplomatic representative of the Palestinian people as a whole that is willing to discuss a two state solution before the
notion of an everlasting peace can even be entertained.
Israel obviously can't negotiate with an entity that is sworn to it's destruction.