posted on Nov, 28 2012 @ 09:06 AM
reply to post by UltraMarine
Not really, it will allow the Peace process to start. Israel have to be engaged if any peace initiative is to have a realistic chance of success. If
Israel is not assuaged then any negotiations will be totally pointless as Israel will not accept them. By including this proviso about no prosecutions
at the ICC, Israel is being actively encouraged to get around the table and take negotiations seriously. This can only be a positive.
The people of Israel also deserve protection - and that is from someone who has visited various refugee camps in both the West bank and the Gaza strip
in a previous career! The average Israeli is just as innocent as the average Palestinian (something that often appears to be forgotten on forums such
Basically though, remember what i mentioned about conflict resolution - the aim is to secure a win-win scenario. That can't happen if Israel aren't
encouraged to actively participate in negotiations. And threatening them with prosecution at the ICC is no way to encourage that co-operation!
In conflict resolution, fair is not usually the starting point - that comes into it much later down the line.