Posted by Aryeh ben Avraham | Labels: Arab Palestinian, Eretz Yisrael, Israel, Israelites, Palestinian Affair, Palestinians | Posted On Tuesday, 18 March 2008 at 19:39
For the past fifteen years, Middle East peace-making has been dominated by two consecutive, illusory, political paradigms. The first paradigm, encapsulated by the Oslo Accords of 1993, belonged to a vision in which it is believed that a solution exists to every problem.
The second paradigm – unilateral withdrawal – proposed that reality could be changed by withdrawing from it, by unilaterally disengaging from it. There was a hope that a fence would define a border and Israel would be left alone. But after the fact, the public no longer sees the Gaza disengagement as having brought Israel greater security.