‘Netanyahu, speaking at the same ceremony marking the 18th anniversary of Rabin’s death, says peace can only be made with enemies who want it.’ Times of Israel Oct 16, 2013.
It may be that Palestinians do have a desire for peace no less real and pressing than that of Israelis. To be embroiled in continual conflict dating back to the mid 20th century must leave even the most ardent upholder of the struggle wishing for some acceptable way out of so ruinous and unending a way of life.
But, with conditions prevailing at present, much as they have done for every one of the past 65 years, it becomes all but impossible for peace overtures to gain any traction in terrain subject to such violent extremes and upheavals – and always on so regular a basis,
Any hope for the resolution of these decades-old hostilities must therefore demand a total reconfiguration of the entire game. This has to be at a level so fundamental that no matter what twists and turns the matter might then take, the outcome will always be that of true peace and nothing less.
This may not be ‘the peace that passeth all understanding,’ but it may serve well enough to contemplate such a prospect in times yet to come.