The Gazan Arabs and the Arabs living in Judea and Samaria have autonomy. And Israel can defend its current borders. That's a sustainable status quo.
NEED MORE PROOF!?!? Fine; here: the Arabs' plan to unilaterally declare a state was hatched PRECISELY TO UPSET THE STATUS QUO. They need to do it in order to make the current SUSTAINABLE status collapse. That's their sole reason for planning it.
If the Arabs want more, then THEY have to offer Israel something it doesn't have. I don't hear any of them offering anything good. Offering to take away parts of Israel's ancient homeland ain't a plus as far as I'm concerned.
And "recognition"!?!?!? Shit: Israel EXISTS - much like the Sun or the oceans or the air we breathe. If the Arabs can't accept that then... eff em. Just because they wanna deny reality doesn't mean the West should kowtow to them. And if they attack Israel, the Israel should just WIPE THEM OUT.
Israelis are outnumbered by Arabs by like 50-to-1. Any casualties inflicted on Israeli by Arabs should be met with AT LEAST that amount of proportionality. If the Arabs don't like it then they can shove it up their burqa!
“The status quo is unsustainable,” declared Obama, “and Israel too must act boldly to advance a lasting peace.”
Israel too ? Exactly what bold steps for peace have the Palestinians taken? Israel made three radically conciliatory offers to establish a Palestinian state, withdrew from Gaza and has been trying to renew negotiations for more than two years. Meanwhile, the Gaza Palestinians have been firing rockets at Israeli towns and villages. And on the West Bank, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas turns down then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s offer, walks out of negotiations with Binyamin Netanyahu and now defies the United States by seeking not peace talks but instant statehood — without peace, without recognizing Israel — at the United Nations. And to make unmistakable this spurning of any peace process, Abbas agrees to join the openly genocidal Hamas in a unity government, which even Obama acknowledges makes negotiations impossible.
Obama’s response to this relentless Palestinian intransigence? To reward it — by abandoning the Bush assurances, legitimizing the ’67 borders and refusing to reaffirm America’s rejection of the right of return.
AS LONG AS THEY BEHAVE LIKE THIS, THE ARABS DESERVE NOTHING.
AND OBAMA HAS IT WRONG: THE STATUS QUO IS SUSTAINABLE.
THE ARABS KNOW THIS AND THAT'S WHY THEY ARE PREPARED BOLDLY AND UNILATERALLY DECLARE A STATE.
THE PUSH WILL BEGIN WITH THIS JUNE'S FLOTILLA AND END IN SEPTEMBER WITH A UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY VOTE THEY WILL PROBABLY CARRY.