Other alternatives were floated, though none any more practical than annexation as long as the West Bank body politic is dedicated to destroying Israel.
To my mind it is not the possible alternatives offered that are important to me. What is important is the fact that it is now openly being discussed that the "two-state" farce is not a viable option. Moshe Ya'alon has echoed what I have been saying all along:
"Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said they would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state. This reflects that the Palestinians are striving not for the 1967 borders, but for a state that would be created over Israel's destruction, from the Jordan River to the sea.
"This also explains why [Yasser] Arafat waged war against us in September 2000 - to eliminate the two-state idea, which was about to reach fruition."
Now that members of the Israeli government are finally addressing the elephant in the room there is no need for anyone to engage in the dog and pony show that is the Israel/Palestinian "Peace Process." There can be no peace when one side continues to be dedicated to the ideology of destroying the other.
Now Leftists are eager to pipe up and say that Israel is dedicated to the destruction of the Palestinians, and I once again point out to these vacuous, bigoted, ignorant, morons that if this were indeed the case, if indeed the Israelis are nothing but genocidal Nazi baby killers, then this conversation wouldn't be necessary. Every Arab man, woman, and child in the West Bank and Gaza would have been erased from existence years ago. Right? RIGHT??? Right.
One side has been committed to peace since Partition: The Israelis. One side has been committed to destruction and genocide: The Arabs. Whether it was Moshe Dayan encouraging Arabs not to flee to Jordan in 1967, Israel giving the Muslims the administrative authority over the Temple Mount, withdrawing from southern Lebanon and Gaza, or sitting down with committed killer Yassir Arafat, and then his cohort in death Mahmoud Abbas, who financed Black September's operation in Munich that resulted in the deaths of 11 Israeli olympians, Israel has stuck its neck out repeatedly and has repeatedly gotten nothing but more slaughtered civilians, kidnapped soldiers, and rocket attacks. And still the dumbshits that run this country, be it Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Idiot, or Poseur Pajama, want Israel to sanction the creation of a state run by these same terrorists.
The Pajama administration, despite what was told to them by Prime Minister Netanyahu, still thinks the old Saudi peace plan is a "basis" for negotiations. When are these asshats going to get the message that Israel is not going back to the pre-67 borders? And, despite the fact that both Shimon Peres and Netanyahu have made it clear that natural growth construction of Jewish communities in the West Bank is going to continue, his Secretary of State pipes up with more tin ear lunacy:
"The president was very clear when Prime Minister Netanyahu was here. He wants to see a stop to settlements - not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions," she said. "That is our position, that is what we have communicated very clearly, not only to the Israelis, but to the Palestinians and others. And we intend to press that point."
Newsflash Hillary: No one in Israel gives a crap. It's not the Israeli States of America. Maybe if you and your boss respected Israel's sovereignty, a condition y'all seem to be making with every other country in the world, you might get it and stop blowing all this hot air. Perhaps if y'all were as committed to stopping Iran from getting the bomb as your are to forcing Israel to commit suicide, someone in the Knesset besides Tzipi Livni would give a shit about what you have to say.
I find it telling that in all the talk from Madame Secretary and her boss about Middle East peace there was no elaboration on the "very specific proposals" that she mentioned.
Madame Secretary here's some advice from someone who spent a lot of sleepless nights campaigning for you in the primaries, and I mean this with all due respect: take what Netanyahu said to your boss, and what I've been saying on this blog for months to heart. There is no restart of negotiations until either Hamas and Fatah unconditionally recognize Israel as a permanent Jewish homeland, or there is a regime change in the West Bank and Gaza. If you can't or won't bring that to the table then shut the hell up. Go bother someone else like the Somalians so the genocide in Darfur ends, or pressure Myanmar to free Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. But please stop wasting the government of Israel's time with your bullshit. Israel is not going to be sticking its neck out anymore.
I believe that Interior Minister Eli Yishai said it best at the Hotovely conference:
"Netanyahu's diplomatic line is appropriate and justified....We must not beautify ourselves to win their [the Americans'] affection."
Do you hear that Pajama administration? No more Oslos. No more.