‘Israeli political, military ranks split on national priorities’
‘While party leaders stress importance of solving conflict with Palestinians, defense officials are more concerned with Iran’
With so much division and uncertainty on the Israeli side and a somewhat similar confusion in direction among Palestinians, future efforts on the peace front already seem destined for a long and fruitless wandering in the parched deserts of national and international diplomacy.
What was the local’s reply to a traveller when asked about the best route to a city in a far-off land? ‘ Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t start from here. ‘
So, is there then any possibility of doing a little backtracking on this 66 year-old journey? Can we find a new starting point from which to proceed, one guaranteeing a much more orderly progress and towards a destination never before thought attainable in so short a time?
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