The complete idiot’s guide to MidEast peace (part12)

Pollard-for-prisoners deal said offered by US to save peace talks | The Times of Israel

Now this would seem a desperate measure to employ, speaking, perhaps, to the equally desperate times that currently obtain in the search for peace in the Middle East.

Will it work? Can it produce the desired effect? This is most unlikely.

All it may do is prolong a peace initiative that is now fast approaching its sell-by date and serves only to give the false impression that something or other is being done to keep it in play. Any actual solid achievement still appears even further out of reach than ever before.

But, if desperate measures happen to be in vogue just at the moment, then why not choose one that will get us all somewhere and not leave us adrift in a sea of hesitation, listing forever towards some uncharted and unwelcoming future? – ‘for those of us with better things to do.’

At least this gives us all a common direction to follow, a means more certain of result than anything hitherto envisaged. Compared to the release of Mr. Pollard, this would represent a release for all of us, one of near infinite magnitude, ‘a giant leap for mankind,’ one of trust and faith in our own abilities to deliver a better tomorrow than the one we have today.


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