A Land for Peace Deal Is a Mistake of Historic Proportions

Herb Keinon, writing in the JPOST, makes the point that in present negotiations between Israel and the PA, Sec. Kerry is prepared to concede on most of Netanyahu's security demands but expects Netanyahu to concede the land demands of the PA supported by Pres Obama.  This deal is called "land, with minor swaps, for peace." I believe, and Keinon makes it crystal-clear, that if Netanyahu gets the security he wants, even if limited to 10 or 15 years on some issues, he will settle for the major settlement blocks and would abandon East Jerusalem, Ariel, and E1, and the rest of Judea and Samaria. Kerry is following the blueprint of Carter, who achieved a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt in 1979.  It was based on 100% withdrawal -- i.e. land for peace.  To achieve it, Carter insisted that Begin and Sadat be sequestered and silent about negotiations.  Furthermore, negotiations established two Framework Agreements: one on the terms/framework for Israel-Egypt...(Read Full Article)