Interesting statements from former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, now the current Defense Minister in the Israeli government. Barak seems to have a facility for identifying and describing the key issues of the Israeli problem….but, he seems to be incapable of identifying or defining any totally just settlement for them.
He and his Israeli cohorts simply cannot have their cake and eat it, too! Any just solution must take into account that which is just to the victims of Israeli invasions and aggression. Simply removing or undoing a few of the most recent injustices is insufficient.
His seemingly “generous” concessions are not concessions at all, and they are insultingly inadequate facsimiles of ”Justice”…. meaningless diversions from the reality of what is happening, and what Israel is actually offering…. to wit,… nothing!
Defense Minister says Israel must counter building
international pressure to recognize a Palestinian state within 1967 borders.
By Barak Ravid / Haaretz
Israel could face a diplomatic tsunami if the standstill in Mideast peace talks continues, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday, adding that a massive campaign to delegitimize Israel was at hand.
Direct peace talks that began in Washington in September of last year froze within weeks as a result of a disagreement between Israel and the Palestinians over a partial moratorium on construction in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
At the time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said peace was achievable in one year.
Speaking at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Barak said that as that September deadline nears “we stand to face a diplomatic tsunami that the majority of the public is unaware of,” Barak said, adding that there was “an international movement that may recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.”