Until the Palestinians reject their leadership in both enclaves of the P.A. and Hamas ruled areas, replacing them with leaders (up to them how they do it) that reflect their honest desire to end their war against the Jewish state, what is left for the Israelis to talk about, other than the whittling down their own positions?
The Tundra Tabloids was in a recent private email exchange with an individual who believes that ‘moderates’ do in fact exist within the Pali camp. But the word ‘moderate’ is a highly subjective term, and has been found to be used in describing some of the worst of the worst. Moderate? Moderate what, on the number of Jews to be killed at any certain time?
That said, regardless of whether there are any true ‘moderates’ who want to end the Arabs conflict with Israel, just exactly what are their influences on the leaders in their society? From nill to none I suspect. Here is the TT’s response to the article and comment by one of the people in this email exchange. Please feel free to leave your own comments, especialy if you disagree with the TT’s take on the matter. KGS
Just saying, when we’re talking about a liberal democracy, then an article such as this might have some ray of hope. But we are not talking about a democracy in the PA and Gaza, on the contrary, it’s a heavy handed authoritarian regime with competing clans trying to nudge the other from the feeding trough. They win the people over not by engaging in rational debate, but by spreading largesse, nepotism and utter corruption. Hamas is as corrupt as Fattah. Leaders in power and those coming up through the ranks coudn’t care less about moderation let alone the spreading of it. So any talk of moderates in the Pali camp showing us signs of hope…is ill spent time.
Like Natan Sharansky once said, (paraphrasing) when the Palestinian leadership no longer constitute a threat to their own people, they will no longer be a threat to Israel.