Prof. Daniel Pipes and MK Yaakov Perry at the Knesset event on July 11.
(photo credit: ASHLEY PERRY)
DANIEL PIPES, the founder and president of the Middle East Forum, traces back what he describes as “28 years of frustration and futility” in the Israel-Palestinian peace process to the moment in December 1988, when PLO leader Yasser Arafat met American conditions and “accepted United Nations Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, recognized Israel’s right to exist and renounced terrorism.”Pipes argues that this all ended last year when the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334. He says now is the time to ask, “What comes next?” To this end, Pipes has formulated what he calls “The Israel Victory Project,” in which he proposes simply an Israeli victory and a Palestinian defeat. That is to say, he insists that Washington should encourage Israelis to take steps that cause the Palestinian leadership to realize that no matter how many UN resolutions are passed, or how much terrorism they perpetrate, their dream of eliminating the Jewish state is over, that Israel is permanent, strong, and tough.
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