Principles of conflict resolution do not apply to a war situation

President Trump wants to apply all the principles of  conflict resolution to the Middle East.

Only one problem. There is no conflict here.

There is a war which continues on a low flame, because the Arab League, which declared that war and the PLO, which continues that war, do not have the capability to beat Israel on the conventional battlefield.

Therefore, the Arab League and the PLO choose a low-intensity war strategy,  until a conventional army will once again be prepared…

For that reason, the PLO nurtured the Iranian revolution in 1979.

Their hope is that, Fatah, Hamas and  Hizbullah will one day combine their low-intensity war operations with an Iranian alliance.

Reversing the illusion that the Arabs remain only in a conflict with Israel remains the challenge to debunk in the years to come.

Winning the war requires a different approach: Unconditional Surrender.


About the Author
David Bedein, who grew up in Philadelphia and moved to Israel in 1970 at the age of 20, is an MSW community organizer by profession and an expereinced investigative journalist. In 1987 he established the Israel Resource News Agency, with offices at the Beit Agron Int’l Press Center in Jerusalem, where he also serves as Director of the Center for Near East Policy Research. In 1991, Bedein was the special CNN middle east radio correspondent. Since 2001, Bedein has contributed features to the newspaper Makor Rishon. In 2006, Bedein became the foreign correspondent for the Philadelphia Bulletin, writing 1,062 articles until the newspaper ceased operation in 2010. He is the author of " The Genesis of the Palestinian Authority" and "ROADBLOCK TO PEACE- How the UN Perpetuates the Arab-Israeli Conflict: UNRWA policies reconsidered"and the director and producer of the numerous short films about UNRWA policy which can be located at: