“Ehud,” I pleaded with him at one of our meetings, “The public is waiting for news. Party members are despairing – they’re beside themselves with worry. They fear that at this pace, the party won’t even be there at the next election.”
“Danny,” he said, his voice rising. “You don’t understand who we’re dealing with. We made them a lot of offers, but they refuse to enter negotiations.”
I reminded him that we had yet to remove even a single outpost. What message does that send to the Palestinians? Why should they believe us while the hammers at the settlements and outposts don’t stop pounding for a minute? Is this the way to help a U.S. president full of good intentions advance a genuine peace effort?
I was left without any comforting answers.