It’s always gratifying and refreshing to hear Arab pundits and experts admit the cracks in their political foundation.
The whole world it seems would be a much better place if Israel and the Palestinians could just get along. The western world, led by US President Obama, believes that the two-state solution would be the best way to solve this century-long conflict. Israeli PM Netanyau will be cajoled, then pressured, then threatened to accept a solution that gives the Palestinians a USA embassy.
Now comes the rub… Where will be the capital of this new Arab state? Hamas and their terrorist allies will insist on Gaza City to be the seat of government. Whereas, Abbas and his Fatah terrorists (don’t be deluded to think they are moderates) will stake claim to Ramallah as the new capital.
Political scientist Mkjaimar Abusada, a professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza said, “It is hard enough to see how peace talks will succeed anyway. Maybe we’re headed for a three-state-solution: Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.”
This is getting harder to score than a credit rating for AIG. Do the Palestinians really want a state right now, or do they want to continue arguing with us. Let’s say we can come to an agreement… To whom do we give the keys?