Israel has a peace partner. And the only way that the peace partner will even agree to negotiate with Israel is if a bunch of its terrorists are set free
Israel has a peace partner. And the only way that the peace partner will even agree to negotiate with Israel is if a bunch of its terrorists are set free and if it receives control over a whole lot of territory just to sit down at the table and possibly begin negotiating an agreement... which it will break just like all the other ones.
And this is Phase 2, the stick, for which Obama's visit full of empty platitudes was the carrot.
Channel 10 News reported that Kerry is planning on offering Israel and the PA an outline which would see Israel releasing terrorists from its prisons and transferring areas from Area B, which is under joint PA-Israeli control under the Oslo Accords, to Area A which is under full PA control.
Kerry’s outline would have the PA undertaking a return to the negotiating table and promising not to file lawsuits against Israel with the International Criminal Court.
Notice that the PA agreeing to end terrorism or calls for Israel's destruction is not on the list. Israel will release terrorists and turn over territory and in exchange Abbas will agree to meet for negotiations.
Can't we just get Carter back in the White House? It would be an improvement over what is now the most Anti-Israel Administration ever, regardless of that farce of a visit.
The New York Times, an organ of Obama Inc. says it best, "Obama Shows Talent for Arm-Twisting, and Raises Hopes on Peace Effort."