Israeli Public in No Mood to Give Palestinians a State, but U.S. Keeps Pushing It

(Wall Street Journal) Editorial - Secretary of State Antony Blinken laid out in Davos on Wednesday the perennially failing solution to Middle East problems - pursuing a Palestinian state. Hamas launches the most gruesome invasion of Israel imaginable. The U.S. answer? Create a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority glorifies the massacre, prepares to compensate the killers and pledges solidarity with Hamas? Create a Palestinian state. Tehran wants to erase the Jewish state from the map, but the main obstacle Blinken sees to his plan is Israel. In other words, after the Oct. 7 attack and broad Palestinian support for it, Palestinians now want to make a deal for peaceful coexistence. This sounds bizarre. Senior Biden Administration officials leaked to NBC this week that "Blinken told Netanyahu that ultimately there is no military solution to Hamas." Apparently, political concessions to terrorism are the only way forward. Israelis are focused on winning a war the Palestinians started, and the extent of Israel's recent advance in southern and central Gaza is underappreciated. Victory would do the most to pave the way to peace.

2024-01-19 00:00:00

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