Still trying to drown the fish.
You try to portray Israel as a democracy where elections can have some significance (on relations with palestinians).
But it comes a time where propaganda is not sustainable anymore. because you have to adress one particular point after another. And after a while you can’t assemble the puzzle anymore.
Thus you contradict yourself many times in your post :
“The root cause of the failure of the Olmert and Barak negotiations…thus the offers resembled more of a “take it or leave it” attitude rather than real negotiations”
Please make up your mind : negociations or not negociations ?
Here some help for you to answer :
To quote Ben Ami, who was a leading member of the Israeli negotiation team, in 2001 : says he would have rejected Camp David if he were a Palestinian”
“But I think the move in Gaza presents him (Sharon) as different than the status quo reality of Netanyahu” versus
“The significance of the disengagement plan is the freezing of the peace process,” Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s senior adviser Dov Weisglass has told Haaretz.
Please tell me how Netanyahu status quo is any different than Sharon’s status quo ?
To quote Moshe Dayan in 1976:
“I can tell you with absolute confidence, the delegation that came to persuade Eshkol to take the heights was not thinking of these things. They were thinking about the heights’ land. Listen, I’m a farmer, too. After all, I’m from Nahalal, not from Tel Aviv, and I know about it. I saw them, and I spoke to them. They didn’t even try to hide their greed for that land.”
And relying on Shamir in 1991.. Shamir you remember ? One who was there from the very beginning (before the creation of the state) and who started his political career in 1969 in Begin’s Herut
When Israel and the Palestinians embarked upon the famous ‘peace process’ in Madrid in 1991, Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir coined the ‘teaspoon policy’: endless negotiating sessions…but no agreement would ever be reached.
Facts are, and you know it, the politic of the israeli governments have been consistent from the very begining; starting with Ben Gurion’s Mapai (evolving into Labor) to Begin’s Herut (evolving in Likud/Kadima..); both zionist ideology bent on total dispossession of palestinian wealth using endless “negociations, peace process, call it the way you want,” masquerade in order to gain time to achieve their goal while portraying as bent on peace.
Sharon’s Status quo and Netanyahu’s status quo are the same, just have the very same goal, only pretending to be different political moves.
To quote Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina in The Leopard (Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa) :
“everything needs to change, so everything can stay the same”)