MK Danny Danon wrote in his New York Times op-ed about annulling the Oslo Accords, though I don't think it's possible.
Despite attempts to rewrite recent history by fringe elements, the failure of the Oslo framework cannot be attributed to a lack of will and persistence by Israel. What didn’t we try? We attempted direct negotiations, third-party mediators, public conferences and back-channel talks. We staged withdrawals and unilateral disengagements, established joint Israeli-Palestinian military patrols in Gaza and deployed American-trained security forces in the West Bank. None of this worked.
The P.L.O., and later the Palestinian Authority, never truly accepted that Israel, as the national state and homeland of the Jewish people, was here to stay. No amount of impressive ceremonies, cosmetic changes to the P.L.O. charter and Palestinian doublespeak to Western media outlets about their commitment to peace was able to change this grim fact.
To understand the mind-boggling scope of Oslo’s failure, it is best to look at the statistics. According to the organization B’Tselem, during the first Palestinian intifada in 1987, six years before Mr. Rabin’s attempt to recast the archterrorist Yasir Arafat as a peacemaker, 160 Israelis were murdered in Palestinian terror attacks. In the mid- to late-1990s, as successive Israeli governments negotiated with the Palestinians, and Mr. Arafat and his cronies repeatedly swore they were doing their utmost to end terrorism, 240 Israelis were brutally killed as suicide bombs and other heinous terrorist acts targeting unarmed civilians were unleashed in every corner of our nation.
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Bli eyin haraa, warding off the "evil eye" as the saying goes, Arab terror attacks have gone down of late. The multiple causalities of the suicide bus bombers are out of fashion, thank G-d, of late. Maybe it's because Israeli public transportation is very multi-cultural aka integrated with both Jews and Arabs. That's further proof that there is no anti-Arab apartheid in Israel. (The only apartheid is anti-Jewish.) One of the things I've noticed in my interactions with Arabs at Yafiz, Sha'ar Binyamin is that the Arab families are smaller than in previous generations, and the parents care about and try to spoil their children. No doubt the more extreme anti-Israeli/Jewish Arabs don't shop in Jewish Israeli Yafiz.
The pragmatic versus the ideological day to day life is changing here. This is not at all due to "peace negotiations." It's a slow process that can't be negotiated and can't be legislated. We must let it develop; be patient. Don't force the issue. I wouldn't call it "peace," but quiet can come to this area only if Israel is in charge.
Israeli security forces were able to solve the Arab terrorist murder of Sgt. Tomer Hazan, because there is no Palestinian sic State, hat tip IMRA. Any change in the status quo that empowers the Arabs will only cause terrorism and death to both Jews and Arabs who have been working with/for Jews.
As I've said many times before, I'm a realist, a pragmatist. I believe in looking at the facts at history. I agree with former MK Dr. Arieh Eldad when he says that it's interesting that Israeli scientists and mathematicians are on the Right of the political spectrum, while those involved with unprovable theories are on the Left.