Thousands of miles from Jerusalem and Gaza, it’s easy to dole out sage advice and talk about the risks OTHERS should take. If his children rode the buses in Tel Aviv and belonged to the IDF, would those chances he speaks about seem so reasonable?
posted on 07/28/2013 8:11:06 PM PDT
The Honorable Tony Blair, a host of European politicians, US Secretaries of State, Prime Ministers, Presidents around the world ask Israel to “take another chance” at something they would NEVER ask of their own countrymen under any circumstances.
Israel has “given Peace a chance” umpteen times and received in return, carnage. It is easy for armchair. Arabist, vested interest individuals or bodies to ask Israel to release murderers as a “goodwill gesture” to jump start “Peace” talks, time and time again.
No other nation is asked to and does these ridiculous gestures many times over. Tony Blair and others know the truth based on 20 years of Palestinian “intransigence”, a word normally reserved for Israeli Likud, right-wing politicians.
The bottom line is that Israel has given tangible assets away to the Arabs since time immemorial only to get either a worthless piece of paper or citizens blown to bits.
Would Britain, release 150 IRA Sinn Féin murderes just to jump start negotiations with these terrorists?
Tony Blair knows the answer is a flat no but yet Israel must "compromise" with the lives of her citizens, again and again.
Israeli leaders, Left, Center and Right wingers, repeat this dance, no matter who is in power in the HOPE that THIS TIME, MAYBE, the Palestinians will get serious. It is a pathetic and macabre dance.
posted on 07/28/2013 10:27:22 PM PDT
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