Guest Post: Caroline Glick is an American-born Israeli journalist, newspaper editor, and writer. She writes for Makor Rishon and is the Deputy Managing editor of The Jerusalem Post. She has her own website carolineglick.com Caroline also writes for New Media outlets like Truth Revolt and has been quoted, linked to and written about on Breitbart.Caroline’s article was first published by The Jerusalem Post 02/01/17
AN AERIAL view of the Palestinian Authority’s Mukata presidential compound in Ramallah.. (photo credit:REUTERS)
The opportunity now upon us may be lost forever as the PLO comes back to win its zerosum game against Israel.
Since its inception in the late 1970s, the Israeli peace movement has been based on one thing: hope.
Members of the peace movement hoped the PLO’s war with Israel could be resolved through compromise. Proponents of peace with the PLO hoped that Yasser Arafat and his terrorist minions weren’t truly committed to Israel’s destruction.
The two-state formula was based on the hope that Israel could reach an accommodation with the PLO. To wit, in exchange for parts of Judea and Samaria and Gaza (no one was talking about Jerusalem), Israeli peaceniks, who over time came to encompass all factions of the Left in Israel, hoped the PLO would bury the hatchet, build a state, or federate with Jordan, and that would be that.
In 1992, the peace camp took over the government. Under the leadership of then prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and then foreign minister Shimon Peres, hope became the basis for Israel’s national security strategy. That strategy was followed by every Israeli government since. The basic idea was clear enough. In exchange for land and guns and legitimacy, Arafat and his goons would be domesticated.
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