Land for Peace?
From Yahoo News:
JERUSALEM - President Bush called for a halt to Israel's military
occupation of land the Palestinians claim for a state and an end to the terrorist threat over theJewish homeland, spelling out the U.S. bottom line Thursday for ending the long and bloody Mideast conflict.
"Now is the time to make difficult choices," Bush said. An agreement will require "painful concessions" by both sides, Bush said, but he predicted one could be reached within a year, putting himself more firmly on the line than ever for an achievement considered unlikely by many experts.
Bush is of the opinion that Israel should try for another peace treaty with Palestine. He calls for the formation of a Palestinian state, an end to Gaza occupation, and a return of the West Bank to the Palestinians. In return, Israel will get an end to the endless attacks on their country.
Why should Israel be forced to accept this deal? Israel has been making such deals for years. None has provided peace. If the Israeli’s agree to give anything up, it will benefit only the terrorists in opposition to them.
This has been going on for decades. The Arabs attack, the Israeli’s respond, the U.S. comes in with a peace treaty, and the Arabs quickly renege on it. It’s a pretty obvious pattern, and the people of Israel deserve better.