Israel can either put forth a plan…a real plan…that allows for a true path forward for a Palestinian homeland, or the United Nations will take a vote, perhaps as early as September to welcome Palestine into the world community.
For too long the world has allowed Israel to act recklessly while it continued to build and settle on land they do not own, and should never consider to be their property. That not ONE single government in the world agrees with the settlement policy seems not to bother the Israeli government. After all, they have carried out this deed for so many years they now think it is all just the way the Lord intended it to be.
Well, actually no, there is a wall of time and space that Israel is about to reach.
And it likely will be this calendar year.
“We are facing a diplomatic-political tsunami that the majority of the public is unaware of and that will peak in September,” said Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister, at a conference in Tel Aviv last month. “It is a very dangerous situation, one that requires action.” He added, “Paralysis, rhetoric, inaction will deepen the isolation of Israel.”
With aides to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thrashing out proposals to the Palestinians, President Shimon Peres is due at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama and explore ways out of the bind. The United States is still uncertain how to move the process forward, according to diplomats here.
Israel’s offer is expected to include transfer of some West Bank territory outside its settlements to Palestinian control and may suggest a regional component — an international conference to serve as a response to the Arab League peace initiatives.
But Palestinian leaders, emboldened by support for their statehood bid, dismiss the expected offer as insufficient and continue to demand an end to settlement building before talks can begin.