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Israel's Policy of Ambiguity

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Submitted by Jonathan (United States), Nov 27, 2018 at 15:19

By, Israel's Policy of Ambiguity, I don't mean about nukes, I mean about simply "what Israel wants". There is so much to unpack here, but what appears obvious is that Israel's eternal right leaning strategy seems to be to always find just enough in the current circumstance to keep peace close, feign interest, yet allow the Palestinians to keep it at arms length and let the Israeli nation keep moving forward without peace. It's a policy of ambiguity that moves forward inch by inch and hope that the passage of time will be kind to the Israeli disposition.

Israel however often overlooks some really good opportunities to justify its positions; clearly and permanently For example, when was the last time an Israeli PM condemned the UNRWA, the UN in general and many Arab states' policy of impeding Palestinians from starting new lives else where?

Israel loves to play along with the center of Western thought on these issues and toy with this idea that Jews and Palestinians are somehow equals who have to find the magic formula.

There is of course, another view: There was a war, one side won (hint: it wasn't the Palestinians) , there is no room for both people in historic Palestine,, so allow the Palestinians to move on with there lives in dignity with the millions of others who migrated around the world since the end of WWII.

But Israel will never say that. No, Israel will always position themselves close enough to the 2 state solution to keep stringing the world along indefinitely.

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