Tuesday, April 17, 2012

J.Post April 17: Mofaz's Plan

Sir, – After a careful reading and analysis of “The opposition leader’s peace plan” (Politics, April 12), I was both disheartened and disappointed. It was not easy to distinguish between this new offering and then-prime minister Ehud Olmert’s grand give-away of vital territory in exchange for no Palestinian concessions.

The plan is cloaked in platitudes of preserving Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, but they are hardly sufficient to soothe serious security and political concerns.

Mofaz ignores the Islamization of Egypt and the fragility of the Jordanian regime, the threat of Hezbollah in the North and the daily rockets from the South. He displays very limited insight into the reality of Palestinian demands about refugees, Jerusalem and water, and feels that agreements about these issues can be pushed off until after Israel has already given up territory. The sad fact is that the PA will not accept any agreement where these matters are not settled, with Israel caving into their demands.

As is being increasingly recognized, Israel’s maximum concessions are unable to satisfy even the minimum demands of the Palestinians. Unfortunately, the Mofaz program offers us no help.

Petah Tikva

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