Kerry: Israel, Palestinians must make ‘compromises’
But surely the whole point of 66 years having gone by without any such ‘compromises’ being made must suggest the obvious. Neither side is willing or indeed able to compromise; not back there in the day and certainly not at all in the here and now.
Too much history and bad memories combine to preclude even the most anodyne of concessions by either party. Such moves that have been attempted are too often seen as signs of weakness by those in both camps and thus have generally come to nothing as a result.
No, compromise is not the answer. In fact, a most uncompromising approach to the problem might yet yield dividends far in excess of anything ever expected; so much so that human imagination itself might be hard pressed to contain and appreciate all of the potential they hold.
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