The biggest threat to peace might be the peace process or, more precisely, the illusion that there is one.
The mirage becomes the reason for maintaining its imaginary “momentum” by extorting concessions from Israel.
Israel has treaties with two Arab nations, Egypt and Jordan, and Israel’s most lethal enemy is Iran, which is not an Arab state.
Israel has changed what it can, its own near neighborhood. Faced with unrelenting Palestinian irredentism, withdrawal from the West Bank would bring Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport within range of short-range rockets fired by persons overlooking the runways.
So, the feasibility of such a withdrawal depends on how much has changed since 1974, when Yasser Arafat received a standing ovation at the United Nations when he said Israel had no right to exist.
Thirty-six years later, Israelis can watch West Bank Palestinian television incessantly inculcating anti-Semitism and denial of Israel’s right to exist. Cigarette lighters sold on the West Bank show, when lit, the World Trade Center burning.
Source: OP-ED by George F. Will (Washington Post)
The so-called “Peace process” should rather be called the “end of Zionist Israel process”. Because that is what the Islamic World wants to achieve as a gift from sleeping and naive Western politicians.
The so-called Arab Palestinians do want either an quick end to the Jewish state, or a Status Quo that secures the continuation of billions of dollars and Euros in “aid” to them. The last thing this claimed to be a “people” wants, is to be forced to rule them selves in a formalized statehood, that has to live in “peace” with Israel.