... Jerusalem ... 22 Just as the new earth and the new heavens will endure by my power, so your descendants and your name will endure ... Isaiah 66 (GNT), 18 ... Jerusalem will be rebuilt, and its PALACE restored. Jeremiah 30:18 (GNT)


Déjà vu: two-state solution, no Israeli-Arab peace!

The capital city of Jerusalem will set the stage in the King David Hotel for the Israeli-Arab peace talks August this year. One of my first reactions, “here we go again”.  

Why do all these leaders have such difficulty to bring new ideas, a new plan to this negotiation table? And is there really not another solution for Israel?

The Oslo I Accord
The first agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), the Oslo I Accord, was in 1993. The idea was that both parties would seek to realize a two-state solution between the Israelis and the Arabs living in Israel. The US president Clinton was the broker of this agreement.

Later the Israeli leaders Yitzak Rabin with Shimon Peres and the leader of the PLO Yasser Arafat would receive a Nobel Peace Price awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. A price by the way that doesn't seem to mean much lately for it is given to people and organizations that hasn't done anything what so ever - like princes receiving military honours while others do the actual fighting in wars - to achieve peace anywhere. Two examples being the prize awarded to the first black US president Barak Obama in 2009, and to the European Union in 2012. The European citizens were very impressed ;-)

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: Opinion