Time to Tell the Truth About the Peace Process


Barry Rubin, the Executive Director of the GLORIA Center, writes that it’s time for us to face the uncomfortable truth about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a two state solution is not possible until BOTH sides are both interested and willing to make meaningful concessions to the other. And one side (hint: it’s not Israel) shows no signs of getting there anytime soon:

For the Palestinian side, the pretense of peacemaking—which every Palestinian leader knows—obtains money, diplomatic support, popular sympathy, and pressure on Israel. Here’s the dirty trick involved. If anyone in Israel raises issues about whether a “peace process” can really bring peace, concerns about how it would be implemented, and documented experience about Palestinian behavior in the past, the response is that Israel doesn’t want peace. The actual arguments and evidence about these problems is censored out of the Western mass media and distorted in terms of political stances.


Author: Stand For Israel | June 28, 2013
Posted in:  Peace process


What do you think?

  • Mary
    July 3, 2013
    10:49 pm

    The above pro-Israel comments are good. The truth,look at Scriptures for Ha Shems view. The land was given by El Shaddai to the descendants of Jacob(Israel) the Jewish People. It’s your homeland and should not be divided. Read Matthew Chapt. 24. The worlds plan will lead to a major disaster(s)..its bogus..You have wise leadership and you have worked hard to maintain your independce and freedom. Don’t let Goyim Nations tell you what to do, ..look to the God of Israel, the Holy Scriptures and heed the word of this prophet.This is not God’s plan A for your Nation and you don’t want the alternate! Bidding you shalom!

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  • Yehudah
    June 29, 2013
    11:45 pm

    Barry Rubin is wrong. He seems to be an ideologue. Israel can do much better. Try not being provocative and end any new construction of settlements, unless they were previously planned earlier in time. And follow any and all Supreme Court rulings concerning issues like the safety wall. Has the Supreme Court ruling about a small town in the West Bank been enforced? If not, it smacks of hypocrisy and not following the “Rule of Law”. Also there’s a attitude in Israel of skepticism that stops Israeli’s and their government from doing more. How about just socializing and getting to know Arab politicans and community leaders. Let’s skip the Peace Talks and get to know each better in neutral places such as Europe or Jordan or in the United States. I’m sure that other country would jump at the chance to sponsor just “Getting to Know You” casual talks without any pre-conditions. And let some regular Israelis and Palestinians attend these talks where group discussions will be facilitated by responsible programmers!

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  • Cyrus
    June 29, 2013
    10:52 am

    When and if the Palestianians decide to love their kids more that their hatred of the Jews…then we will witness the birth of a two-state solution. Religions by design were designed to divide, not unite people…and if you doubt this go and educate, not indoctrinate yourself on religions. When asked of his faith, Ghandi replied ” I am a Christian, Jew, and a Muslim” so ask yourself why can’t we as so called smart people think this way? simple answer, our parents didn’t teach, they indoctrinated.

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  • Patty
    June 29, 2013
    9:27 am

    There shouldn’t be anyone but Jews in Israel God said it is their land. Let all the others go to other lands and see how fast they are put in their place.

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  • jansuzanne
    June 29, 2013
    4:39 am

    I wish that being willing to make concessions by both parties would be the answer to finding a solution. There are NO concessions that an Arab leader will accept at a…No Jewish state can ever exist.

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  • Mildred
    June 28, 2013
    9:32 pm

    The Philistines (Palestinians created by Hadrian) do not want peace. They just want to kill Israelis, and have said so. The US should step out of the Philistine/Israeli issue and defund aid to the Philistinesgive while continuing support to the Israeli’s.

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  • Roberto
    June 28, 2013
    7:08 pm

    The Palistinians are liars they don’t want a piece of a pie they want destruction and the whole pie.

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  • HaroldT
    June 28, 2013
    1:49 pm

    Why does Netanyahu not publicly state that Israel has no peace partner, based on Abbas’s glorification of terrorists, PA TV programmes vilifying Israel, school books and maps showing “Palestine” from the sea to the Jordan, etc.

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  • Lawrence
    June 28, 2013
    12:36 pm

    Here we go again, Land for peace, land for peace, land for peace, and the Palestinians offer what? Nothing? They haven’t offered anything in the past 40 yrs. I rest my case.

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  • shere
    June 28, 2013
    11:45 am

    There will be no permanent peace between Palestinians & Israel until Yeshua sets up his kingdom in Israel. The world awaits his coming

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    • dwight
      June 28, 2013
      12:52 pm

      I do agree with Shere’s “opinion”, that permanent peace between Palestinians & Israelies will never be achieved on man’s own efforts alone. Because “the way to peace man does not know.” In fact,”unless the time is shortened, man will self-destruct.” But this should not stop all of us from praying for God’s perfect will for man. It is for our good.For His glory and honor. In Jesus name,Amen.

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    • Phil
      June 28, 2013
      1:36 pm

      shere…you have nailed it….bottom line, true

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    • Stan
      June 28, 2013
      2:19 pm

      No! you heard it wrong; it’s “Land for Pieces” (of blown up Israelis).

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