Years go by without any serious negotiation between the Netanyahu government and Palestinian leaders. Years go by with more and more settlements on the West Bank and less and less opportunity to achieve a meaningful peace in the Middle East.The assumption of the current Israel government is that “time is on our side.” That is an assumption lacking any credible logic to support its outcome. Time is NOT no the side of Israel, time is on the side of Muslim militants who seek war and destruction.
Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah boasted that his group was prepared for war with Israel and that “the days when we fled and they did not are over.” Most probably, Hezbollah has thousands of missiles which can reach Israel. Logic would argue it is in the self-interest of Israel to negotiate peace with the Palestinian Authority. Once that agreement is in place, Hezbollah will not merely be confronting Israel, it will be confronting Muslims who seek peace.
It is in Israel’s self interest to help forge a Middle Eastern Union modeled on that of the European Union. Such an organization will bring peace and stability to the region. Once in place, Israelis-Jews and Muslims–can have the peace they desire.