The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 114


“The decision has to be made by [US President Barack] Obama and Kerry if they want to take their last two years and try to tackle a problem that nobody else has been able to solve in several decades,” he said.

Failure of peace talks leaves Israel divided | The Times of Israel

Solving the problem may not be all that difficult. It’s taking on board what has to be done that’s the hard part.

It’s fair to say that the overall situation has been deadlocked for decades, too many of us being prepared to drift with the flow rather than butt heads with a dilemma so intractable that it has managed to defy and defeat all manner of conventional remedies for generations.

So the prospect of actually bringing about a definite hiatus in this matter, with a real chance of achieving final closure as a distinct possibility, must be something of a godsend, ‘a very present help in time of trouble.’ – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

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