Haaretz, Nov 6, 2015


There are meetings, discussions, days pass and deadlines expire – and meanwhile the Palestinian at the checkpoint still has to obtain permission from a soldier his grandson’s age to let him go to Ramallah.

[...] The Palestinians chose the path of reconciliation despite the Nakba, the occupation, the refugees, the killing. [...] [A]ll those who worked to implement the agreements were labeled collaborators with the occupation. All this occurred while Israel carried out closures, raids, killings and settlement expansion.

Israelis aren’t impressed by the heavy price the Palestinians are paying for choosing the path of compromise [.....]

[T]he choice is between peace with the Palestinians without unity among Israelis, or unity among Israelis but no peace with the Palestinians. You can’t have it all.