Given this John Wayne tough-guy political posturing and rhetoric spilling out of the mouths of so many of our politicians and the way this nonsense is being echoed by posters on this site, I am starting a thread on this poll:
Sixty-four percent of Israelis say the government must hold direct talks with the Hamas government in Gaza toward a cease-fire and the release of captive soldier Gilad Shalit. Less than one-third (28 percent) still opposes such talks.
Additionally, although this article does not report it, a majority of Jewish Americans support peace talks.
Where has this “no talking” policy gotten us? How long does it take to admit that this policy isn’t working? Under what conditions would you admit you were wrong?
If you do not have an answer for this question, it seems that perhaps this policy is not based on real world evidence, but on an emotional desire that has nothing to do with what works and what doesn’t.
They’ve had numerous “talks” with the “Palestinians” over the years, resulting in land and territory concessions, monetary aid to the Palestinians, prisoner (suicide bomber) exchanges, and other items that benefit the jihad against Israel. If the Israelis can’t get it through their thick skulls that creating yet another hudna with a people known for breaking their word is not in their interests, perhaps they deserve to lose.