Whack, whack, bam, you're in a fight for your life. You're tired, you've done this before. You just want to be left alone in peace and quiet - you drop your hands, you're done. But the other guy isn't. He was just waiting you out.
This is Israel. Israel is tired of fighting a war in every generation. She's done - but the Arabs are not.
Whack - "Palestinian" Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas, is a Holocaust denier - he even wrote his PhD dissertation about the subject. Yes, that's our partner in peace.
Whack - Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, one of the "Palestinian" negotiators' Facebook page labels the entire State of Israel as "Palestine" - not just the Gaza Strip or Judea/Samaria (the West Bank). Not so subtle messaging here.
Bam - Palestinian Minister Mahmoud al-Habbash compares any peace treaty signed with Israel to one signed by Muhammad with the Quraish tribe which he promptly broke after he was strong enough to massacre them. What's the message here? Treaties are meant to be broken.
Whack - PM Abbas has announced that there will be no Jews allowed in any future Palestinian state. Why should there be any difference between this Arab state and any other Arab state already in existence?
Whack - Even during peace talks "Palestinian" television broadcasts hate programming against Jews and Israel.
Bam - PM Abbas regularly praises and glorifies murderers/terrorists publicly. Even as recently as July 17th he eulogized a terrorist who murdered 15 and wounded 60. Doesn't that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
The Israeli government is releasing 104 murderers, some serving multiple life sentences, to bribe the "Palestinians" to come back to the peace table. Doesn't that sound counter-intuitive? These do not sound like people who want peace. Next, releasing known murderers destroys the morale of Israeli society. Why bother tracking down these terrorists if they are just going to be released in the future? And on top of that - what kind of people are "Palestinians"if they are demanding the release of murderers who have the blood of children on them?
Israel is paying a large price to show "good will" toward the "Palestinians". What are the "Palestinians" doing in kind?
This is a drag-down, no-holds barred fight to the death. Israel cannot afford to drop her hands at any moment. We see what the "Palestinians" are about - we see their attitude toward murderers, we see their true intentions toward peace talks - clear for all to see, and we see their understanding that treaties are meant to be broken. It's anyone's guess why Israel is willing to try peace talks again - being tired isn't good enough.
To see a list of the terrorists to be released and their crimes - click here.