The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 113


‘Liberman lambastes ministers for disunity on peace plans’

‘Foreign minister calls on prime minister to formulate single plan and force all coalition members to adopt it’

Liberman lambastes ministers for disunity on peace plans | The Times of Israel

It must be admitted that unity of purpose is generally considered a better option than having to deal with a whole plethora of competing agendas.

But, where competing agendas are an integral part of the problem as is the case between Palestinians and Israelis, finding unity of purpose in light of such varied and extreme positions is much like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Convention here would require us to sort through an awful lot of hay to find that needle. But, after more than 66 years of sifting through the Israeli-Palestinian haystack, no needle of any description has yet been found. Maybe, it was never really there in the first place.

Which might suggest that, if we are all in such great need of this item, we might do well to fashion one to our very own design and specification. – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

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