“This so-called intractable conflict is, arguably, the most solvable in today’s war-stricken world. If the self-declared peace-makers were to convince the Palestinian leadership to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, the conflict would be 90% resolved”

“Munich” in Paris 2016 ?
by Shimon Samuels
May 3, 2016

In September 1938, a democracy (the United Kingdom) and a tyranny(Nazi Germany) met in Munich – an event synonymous with appeasement and the sacrifice of tiny Czechoslovakia. In August 1939, two tyrannies (the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany) signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact – an event that led to the deaths of over 50 million, among them 6 million Jews. In May 2016, two democracies (France and the United States) will convoke some 30 states (represented by mostly democrats but some tyrants) to Paris, ostensibly to address the most persistent conflict in history – between Israelis and Palestinians – while disenfranchising the representatives of both. Is this meeting to be an objective, impartial and balanced initiative to mediate an elusive peace? Or is it to serve a diktat where Israel is targeted as the paschal lamb? READ MORE

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