The Oslo adventure, presented under the fallacious title “the peace process,” is dangerous because it was and is understood differently by the two sides involved. The Arab side understood that the process would end with a sovereign Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital, and is therefore not prepared to make do with less. The naive Israeli side was fooled as if by a magic trick, and most Israelis continue to refuse to grasp the significance, or are still expecting a miracle. The sober Israeli side, which discerned the menace and tried to foil it, is accused of warmongering, precisely for that reason.
The writer was chairman of Professors for a Strong Israel from 2001 to 2005.