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Reader comment on item: Why Oslo's Hopes Turned to Dust

Submitted by AJ (United States), Sep 9, 2003 at 11:41

This article contains a painfully honest summary on the prospects for progress in Israel's quest for peace and stability. Clearly, there should be no more pressure on Israel to provide concessions based on the same assumptions that propelled Oslo. Today, as in 1993, there can be no prospect for peace without an internal Palestinian epiphany in regards to its approach to Israel and her citizens. With Abu Ala publicly calling not only for Israeli concessions, but also American pressure to see them through; I see no chance for progress. Therefore, with her hands tied at the peace table, Israel has no choice but to continue to provide security on her own terms. Tragically, Israel may not get another chance for peace until Arafat is dead, the security fence is complete, and remote or difficult to defend settlements have been evacuated voluntarily.

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