Stop the terror, then let’s talk – On Line Opinion (17 June 2009)
Dr Danny Lamm, President ZCV
Barack Obama has been exerting pressure on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to freeze settlement construction, including natural growth, in towns in the West Bank. His rationale – so that the Palestinians can establish their own state, side by side with Israel, and live in peace with their neighbours.
Apart from raising the vexing question as to why, in a situation of peace, 1.5 million Palestinian Arabs can live in Israel but no Israelis can live in Palestine, Obama’s apparent strategy fails to take into account, even the most recent history.