Israeli Defeatism In The Flesh

On June 24, Yossi Alpher, Colette Avital, Shlomo Gazit, and Mark Heller, published an opinion article in the pages of the New York Times entitled "Buying Into Palestinian Statehood." The instant I saw the title I said to myself that in fact the correct title for this outrageous and uncomprehending opinion article is "Buying Into Israeli Suicide." The uncomprehending and counter intuitive character of the thinking that went into this article are evident from the first paragraph. Here is the article's first sentence: Instead of wasting time and energy trying to revive a moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the United States and European Union should take another look at the Palestinian initiative to seek U.N. recognition in September. Why is the Israeli-Palestinian peace process moribund? Not on account of anything Israel has done or didn't do for the last two years. It is moribund because Abu Mazen, the president of the Palestinian Authority killed it in 2009. Toward the end of...(Read Full Post)