Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The Palestinians forming a peaceful Democratic state is the only solution.
When I first went to collage many moons ago -- 1976 to be exact -- I started my major in Pol-Sci. I was studying under an Jordanian Christian professor ( a leftist , but not extremist), and in the company of many Mid-east students , esp from Iran.
You know, after many classes and much debate, we discoverd we agreed on most everything globally. But of course the Middle-East is more complicated. Why ?
It became an axiom of our studies,
that both sides in the Palestine-Israel debate
have a lot of "right" on their side ,
and both sides also got a lot of "wrong" on their side.
Debating history ain't gonna solve anything.
Solutions will only come when Both sides either:
HAVE TO resolve it, as when events on the ground make the situation untenable.
OR just WANT TO resolve it.
The later seems unlikely.
But as everyone with a sane mind TODAY agrees,
that as the Palestinian population grows faster over the next 10-20 years,
the current status-quo geo-political situation
of an Occupation will become untenable.
So you can "pay me now", or "pay me later" , as the saying goes:
The Palestinians forming a peaceful Democratic state is the only peaceful solution.
(I am not holding my breath.)