A Map to National Disaster

(Ha'aretz) - Uzi Landau If the Quartet's road map is accepted, Yasser Arafat will win the greatest victory of his life. Despite the blatant violation of all his commitments in the Oslo agreements and his responsibility for the murder of more than 1,000 Israelis, he will get a state, "independent, viable, sovereign with maximum territorial contiguity," and without negotiation. That state is the main goal of the map, resulting from a childish belief on the part of the Quartet that the mere creation of the state will guarantee peace. The road map does not express the "Bush vision" as expressed last June. It is not a recipe for peace, but for national disaster. In its wake the Palestinians will get all the concessions we shower on them, organize themselves with money they get from the world and us, rebuild their terror units, and attack us at the moment convenient for them. As far as Israel is concerned, there are two inviolate conditions: public recognition of Israel's right to exist, including an end to the incitement educating toward our destruction in the Palestinian school system and inculcating peace as a value from an early age, and Palestinian relinquishment of their demand for the refugees to return to Israel.

2003-04-11 00:00:00

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