I don't know about you, but I consider myself pretty pragmatic.
When "A" is willing to do pretty much anything other than kill itself for an agreement, and "B" offers nothing other than "A"'s death, you'd think "A" would take the hint and realize that "B" does not want to live in peace with "A."That's the situation here with Israel and the nearby Arabs.
This "conflict" has been going on for a lot longer than fifty years. It didn't start in 1967. Actually it didn't even start in 1948.
Here, in the Land of Israel, when the Zionist Movement first began, when Jews began coming and trying to reclaim and work the Land, the Land was desolate, deserted and looking anything but fertile. There were some poverty-stricken primitive villages and cities, which housed Jews, Moslems and Christians. A few nomads wandered around eaking out minimal existence. But on the whole, besides Jews coming to die here and religious pilgrims, Jews and Christians coming to pray, the Arabs, Bedouin, Muslims and Druze were more interested in emigrating to greener pastures.
Since Jews began coming here to live, rather than die, there have been two results:
- Arabs, with the support of most of the world, have protested by attacking, terrorizing and killing the Jews. They demand that the Land be judenrein, clean of Jews!
- The improved economy here have attracted Arabs to stay and to immigrate.
PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers'
Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".