If you want the entire situation in the Middle East encapsulated in two paragraphs, here it is:
The first two speakers on the panel were Dr. Martin Sherman from Tel Aviv University and myself. Sherman explained in great detail how a Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will imperil Israel.
Without control over these areas, Israel will lack defensible borders. And given that there is no Palestinian leadership willing to accept Israel’s right to exist, this strategic vulnerability will invite a war that Israel will be hard-pressed to survive.
Both Sherman and I explained in great detail that due to the Palestinian and the larger Arab world’s rejection of Israel’s right to exist, the “two-state solution” policy paradigm is delusional. It is not a policy paradigm. It is a fantasy. A debate about the two-state solution is not a policy debate, but a debate about the attractiveness of a pipe dream.
Of course the article is worth reading, but the above represents the bottom line - and it is that simple and straightforward. It could be further reduced to these simple statements:
1. "A Palestinian state in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem will imperil Israel."
2. "Without control over these areas, Israel will lack defensible borders."
3. "This strategic vulnerability will invite a war that Israel will be hard-pressed to survive."
That summarizes the entire situation in a nutshell. And to add to this, the ongoing insistence that the PA gain these borders is being done for the very purpose of setting the staging area in order to finally and completely destroy Israel.
As usual, the entire article is worth reading.