It’s getting to the stage where Israel can’t seem to do anything right. According to John Kerry, those on the Israeli side have already lost the plot and are either desperately scrabbling for purchase on a very slippery slope or blithely ignoring the warning signs as they hurtle down the road towards an apartheid state.
Whichever way you look at it, it’s a mess, one that seems set to become progressively worse and not better as the moments fly.
Has the time come round at last for some serious damage limitation? Is a rigorous reappraisal of the entire situation the very next item on somebody’s ‘to-do’ list? If it is, then just what is it that has to be done?
It would appear that Israel has to pull its head out of the sand. As do a lot of other people whose vision has become so focused on the minutiae of events and circumstances that they fail to grasp what opportunities may yet be extracted from this long and critical saga. .
Israel has been engaged in conflict with neighbouring states and peoples for very nearly all of the last seven decades. Even before that, the picture wasn’t so great either. Suffice it to say that this was never going to be an easy ride and, as the record shows, such has proved to be the case.
The question that now needs to be asked is how do we all get out of this? What’s our next move and is it possible that we still have one?
Well, slamming on the brakes at this stage might be the best way to go. .
This will bring a halt to this headlong rush towards perdition and allow the principals to seek out what other options may then present themselves.
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