Reader comment on: Changes to President Obama's peace efforts in the Middle East
Submitted by Moshe Sheskin (Canada), Dec 16, 2010 17:24
The fact of the matter is that there isn't a Palestinian who is ready and can make decisions that will commit the Palestinians, from the West Bank and from Gaza. Present leaders say one thing publicly to the outside world while promoting the conflict amongst their brethern. If you examine the Arab polls, taken by Arab pollsters, it would show that the majority of Palestinians are actually against peace with Israel.
Then there is the problem of the Arab definition of peace which is counter productive to any agreement. Basically, they can't be trusted. They believe in 'Hudna", a system whereby they would declare peace for a period or until such time that they feel that they can conquer their opponents. However, notwithstanding these limitations to a peace, there are other condtions which they seem to demand or reject. One is Jerusalem, two is the return of immigrants and much more. Remove the Koran from the equation and possibly a peace agreement could be reached. This of course is impossible thus I believe that there cannot possible be peace with a people that wants Israel to be "yudenrein".
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