Ultimately, there comes a moment when words, slogans and all the wishful thinking in the world are revealed as far too weak, almost totally unproductive in a conflict as complex and long established as that of the Israeli-Palestinian one.

Unless some serious leverage can be applied that carries with it sufficient strength and motivation to make a real difference, no radical change can reasonably be expected in a climate so rigidly controlled by decades of dogma, suspicion and intolerance. This constant failure to prevail in such a matter must remain the stumbling block upon which all attempts at peaceful resolution have and will always come to grief.

Time then to detour from a path so deficient in possibilities and progress.


Here, in this technique, there is an inescapable logic that may well determine the outcome of what has, for at least the past 66 years, become one of the most intractable of all confrontations in modern history and within living memory.

There are always possibilities