Begin strongly opposed any territorial compromise on the West Bank , which, like many Israelis, he felt to be an inalienable part of Israel—the historic Samaria and Judaea. He also argued that Resolution did not require withdrawal from this area. Congress, many of whose members condemned Carter for concessions to Moscow. The two leaders could not agree, however, on the details of a comprehensive peace, and the negotiations were complicated by events in Lebanon. Following its eviction from Jordan in , the PLO had established itself there, exacerbating the volatile political situation in that country and contributing to its collapse into civil war in In March , Israel invaded Lebanon to drive the PLO away from the border but succeeded only partially in this goal before withdrawing from that country, under international pressure, in June.
Israeli-Palestinian peace talks | The Times of Israel
Now, as Arab uprisings transform the Middle East and Israelis and Palestinians go their separate ways , it may be time to pick a new buzzword: stalemate. Security Council Resolution calls for Israel to withdraw from occupied territories in exchange for the end of hostilities and respect for the sovereignty of all states in the area. The imprecise language neuters the resolution, but the land-for-peace formula will inform — or haunt — peace efforts thereafter. The U.
How the peace process killed the two-state solution
Arab-Israeli wars , series of military conflicts between Israeli and various Arab forces, most notably in —49, , , , , and Clashes broke out almost immediately between Jews and Arabs in Palestine. As British troops prepared to withdraw from Palestine, conflict continued to escalate, with both Jewish and Arab forces committing belligerences. The news of a brutal massacre there by Irgun Zvai Leumi and the Stern Gang forces spread widely and inspired both panic and retaliation.
But yeah, administration sources told the Times almost as an afterthought, we still care about the peace process. The problem is that a deal with Iran, when taken together with a U. If most Arab regimes never really cared that much for the Palestinians in the first place, they clearly had even less use for the Israelis. But in the wake of a bad American deal with Rouhani, the Israelis may come in quite handy, as the only local power capable of standing up to a nuclear-armed Iran or stopping the Iranian nuclear program in its tracks.