The complete idiot’s guide to MidEast peace (part94)

‘Pope calls Israeli-Palestinian conflict ‘increasingly unacceptable’’

‘Pope Francis has called the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict “increasingly unacceptable,” urging both sides to take courageous and creative decisions to forge peace.’

 PM: Pope’s visit a chance to show ‘modern, tolerant Israel’ | The Times of Israel

And just what these days might be considered a ‘courageous and creative decision to forge peace.’? This type of ‘decision’ has been sought after more and more of late and yet nothing seems to have surfaced that even remotely embodies any degree of courage or creativity whatsoever. All that ever happens is that the same old logjam rapidly recreates itself, nothing moves forward and so very little change in a 66 year-old status quo can be observed or made possible.

And yet some sort of major change, whether brought about by diplomatic pressure, force-of-arms, natural calamity or an act of G-d, is an absolute necessity before a peace settlement of any description can take place.

And, since the parties concerned here can never seem to agree on anything of note, from where then is this ‘change’ likely to come? – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’

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