U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Kerry flew into Tel Aviv despite a Federal Aviation Administration ban following a Hamas rocket that hit near the airport the day before, reflecting his determination to achieve a cease-fire agreement between the warring sides. (AP Photo/Pool)

Israel Foes Will Always Have Paris

Tomorrow 28 foreign ministers will gather in Paris to start deciding how to solve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. But neither Israel nor the Palestinians will be present. Nor, based on the way they blew up the negotiations sponsored by Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014 and their subsequent refusals to resume talks with Israel, are there reasons to think the Palestinians will be any more willing to make peace with Israel now than they were before. Do they have any real hopes of finding a new formula that will satisfy both sides or any real hope of a positive outcome? If not, what is motivating the French and the rest of the Europeans to start a new process? The answer tells us more about what is wrong with international diplomacy in the 21s century than the obstacles to peace that the diplomats think they are trying to overcome.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What is motivating the Europeans has been evident for years. They are hoping that the Arabs will finally solve their Jewish problem for them.

    • The Euros have their own Muslim problem.

      Fix that first then tell the Jew how.

  • simus1

    In accordance with sharia law, the palestinian gangster regimes in west bank and gaza can accept massive bribes from the west with the unwritten understanding that there will mostly be quiet times along with occasional outrages “that they can’t control”.

  • Half Judean (Destroyer-Drone)
    • Alain

      Yes, he was which is why he was so hated by both the Left, including the Jewish Left, and the Arabs.

  • tom_billesley

    “About us, without us!”, like the Munich Agreement of 1938 at a conference to which Czechoslovakia was not invited.