The facts of life in the MIddle East

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By Avi Bell

If Israel refuses to negotiate, that proves Israel is not interested in
peace, because it refuses to negotiate.

If the Palestinians refuse to negotiate, that proves Israel is not
interested in peace, because the Palestinians can see negotiations with
Israel are pointless.

If Israel makes preconditions to negotiations, that proves Israel is not
interested in peace, because it is trying to avoid negotiations.

If the Palestinians make preconditions to negotiations, that proves Israel
is not interested in peace, because the Palestinians have to force Israel to
be serious in the negotiations.

If Israel makes no offer of peace, that proves Israel is not interested in
peace.

If the Palestinians make no offer of peace, that proves Israel is not
interested in peace, because the Palestinians can see that making offers of
peace with Israel are pointless.

If Israel makes an offer of peace and the Palestinians reject it, that
proves Israel is not interested in peace, because Israel is not willing to
make the kind of offer the Palestinians would accept.

There are variations on this, e.g.,:

If Arabs make war, but offer to end it, that proves that Israel is
interested in war and Arabs are interested in peace, because the Arabs
offered peace. (Thomas Friedman/Arab “peace” initative)

If Israel makes war, but offers to end it, that proves that Israel is
interested in war and Arabs are interested in peace, because Israel made
war. (Defensive Pillar, Lebanon II, etc.)

If Arabs attack, that proves Israel is interested in war and Arabs are
interested in peace, because Israel provoked the Arabs to attack.

If Israel attacks, that proves Israel is interested in war and Arabs are
interested in peace, because Israel attacked.

If Palestinians carry out acts of terrorism, that proves that Israel is
mistreating the Palestinians, because the Palestinians feel they have no
choice but to carry out acts of terrorism.

If Palestinians try to carry out acts of terrorism, but Israel foils them,
that proves that Israel is mistreating the Palestinians, because Israel is
carrying out anti-terror actions against the Palestinians even while there
is no terrorism.

If Palestinians don’t try to carry out acts of terrorism, that proves that
Israel is mistreating the Palestinians, because the Palestinians are good
and innocent and Israel uses terrorism as an excuse to mistreat
Palestinians.

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Source: Israpundit

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