||As with all of the projects
of the Bush II administration, the American Peace Initiative in the Israeli
Palestine conflict is well prepared.
There is even a small chance that some
short term success will be the result. If the Palestinians indeed will
be satisfied with not getting rid of the "occupation" just in the Westbank
and Gaza areas, it could be an end to the violence.
However, it will not change the character
of the Palestinians or Arabs in general.
The Palestinians still might have their
eye on the whole of the pre Israel Palestina. The convictions of the individual
terror organizations will not be easily modified to peacenics type either.
And the hate filled minds of the Palestine youth will in adulthood rise
to new violence; at least by a percentage of those youth who lost fathers
or brothers etc. Forgivingness is a Christian quality, not typical for
Muslims, or for that matter to Jews. I would not get my hopes to high in
the final result.
Political it has value; the US needs to
make a good impression to the Arab countries, because some cooperation
is needed in its advance on to "Babylon".