Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start? – Haaretz – Israel News

Israel will not be able to continue its policy of dispossession on Palestinian land, whether in East Jerusalem or other areas of the West-Bank. This is morally unacceptable and politically catastrophic. Commentators from Israel’s left and the right keep warning that Israel’s status in the world is worse than it ever was. And while the right’s insistence that some forms of anti-Zionism are a fashionable cachet for anti-Semitic motivations is, in some cases, justified, most of the decline in Israel’s standing is of its own making, with Avigdor Lieberman and Danny Ayalon leading the way. Eli Yishai is working hard to contribute, and he has done so effectively with his announcement for new building projects in East Jerusalem, eve as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is in Israel to jump start peace negotiations. With actions of this sort, it doesn’t take anti-Semitism to ruin our relations with the world ? including the U.S: – our government is doing this quite effectively itself.

via Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start? – Haaretz – Israel News.

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