One key diplomatic issue has been conspicuously absent from Ashkenazi’s schedule and the MFA’s agenda – Israeli-Palestinian cooperation and peacebuilding.
The series will definitely appeal to political junkies because, as these negotiators would likely admit, the devil is in the details.
Peace is so far from being attainable at this stage that Blinken’s efforts this week are unlikely to result in a formal IDF-Hamas ceasefire.
One wonders why this new US administration is so intent on coddling the Palestinians, without exacting the appropriate, necessary and obvious price for such coddling.
It is time we face the truth.
Peace is considered a “romantic notion” that is simply not attainable at this time.
It seems that Israeli and Palestinian politicians do not consider at all how their own words and actions negatively impact on the other side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Ending the occupation and resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are firmly in Israel’s national self-interest.
Ashkenazi was unable to attend due to the coronavirus lockdown.
For Biden to succeed where his predecessors failed, he must repair the severe damage that President Donald Trump has inflicted on.