So here we are, looking at this moment and wondering if the combination of war, government weakness and public mood indeed create a historic opportunity.
We changed on Oct. 7th, when the tolerable UNRWA became intolerable.
The Biden administration, by issuing its executive order, basically told Israel: The era of trust yet verify is over. We are now in the era of mistrust.
A “return to Gush Katif” conference was held on Sunday in Israel, in which a few government ministers and MKs participated. For obvious reasons, it raised the alarm, even horror, of some Israelis and many outsiders.
The problem seems to be, that the U.S. seriously think that talking about a two-state solution – now! So soon after the Oct. 7th pogrom – is a good idea.
The question of whether Israel is on the way to victory depends on many variables, only some of which it can truly control.
A question seeking to examine whether Israel is “the safest place for Jews … despite the security situation” is of course a different kind of question.
Until Oct. 7, Radwan’s presence was a looming threat. After Oct. 7, it is a clear and present danger.
We are oceans away from thinking about the perfect solution. Let us start with a realistic, tolerable one.
Ask politicians in public and they’ll tell you they don’t think about politics. Ask them in private and they’ll say that they expect Israel to have a new election between April and October of 2024.