Tuesday, August 31, 2010


John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, does not believe the Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations can succeed and suggests that a three-state solution is the best way to go. While Bolton’s solution would benefit Palestinians much more than a two-state solution, they will never agree to be absorbed by Jordan and Egypt, nor would Jordan and Egypt ever want to take in the troublesome Palestinians. Besides all that, the real goal of the Palestinians is a one-state solution, the destruction of Israel.
From IsraelNationalNews.com:

Regarding the direct talks between Netanyahu and Abbas scheduled to begin this week, Bolton said, "One of the reasons why I think these talks are inherently doomed to failure is because there is no one in the PA who can commit to the hard decisions and concessions that have to be made during negotiations, or carry through with them; Israel will not and should not talk to Hamas, and so the bottom line is that the Obama Administration has wasted 19 months of effort that will actually leave the region less stable than it was to begin with."
"The talks will almost certainly fail," Bolton predicts, and concludes that having them in the first place is a very short-term victory for the US, leaving both the US and Abbas weaker than they were before, and the entire region less stable.

Bolton does not favor the two-state solution, partly because Hamas, which runs Gaza, and Fatah, which runs the PA areas in Judea and Samaria, are barely on speaking terms. "For the benefit of the Palestinian people and the security of Israel," he says, "there should be a 3-state solution: Gaza should be given back to Egypt, tying it into a real economy there and rendering it much better off. Then parts of the West Bank should [somehow] be relinked to Jordan for the same objective. This would give Palestinian families a viable economic future. Let’s give up on this messianic idea of a political state [instead of the Palestinian Authority], which has resulted only in the Palestinian people being used by other elements."

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