The Mother of All Quagmires

Michael J. Totten returns from Israel with a sobering assessment: Palestinian rejection of Israel's right to exist renders the Israeli-Palestinian…

I’ve just returned from a week-long trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Israel’s border with Gaza, and I’m reminded all over again of what has been beaten into me during my many visits to the Middle East: there is no solution to the problems that vex that region right now. Most Americans are inherently optimistic and think just about any problem in the world can be solved. We put a man on the moon before I was born, but that was easy compared with securing peace between Israelis and Arabs.

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The Mother of All Quagmires

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