For the current negotiations to have any meaning at all, the Palestinians must acknowledge that the goal of the talks is to enshrine the permanence of a Jewish State of Israel alongside a Palestinian state – for the Palestinians’ sake and for the sake of real peace.
Ariel Sharon had been present at, or involved in, practically every seminal moment in modern Israel’s history. From pre-state Israel and Israel’s wars of survival, to politics and the disengagement plan, Sharon has played a highly significant role in shaping Israel’s future.
“I bring you message from Jerusalem, the cradle of our common civilization, the crucible of our shared values. It’s a message from the Bible: I have put before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life so that you and your offspring may live.”
We can take comfort in the knowledge that at least part of the Arab world is beginning to recognize that with the Iranian threat, and the chaos of the Arab Spring aftermath, serious efforts are required to strike some kind of deal with Israel emphasizes Ambassador Zalman Shoval
Many commentators have noted that the Oslo Accords would have been appropriate material for historian Barbara Tuchman’s book, “The March of Folly” remembers. Arafat made paper promises and shortly after buses began exploding in Israel Ambassador Zalman Shoval