Israel and Palestinian Peace Talk's Enter Final Hour
As the end of the month draws ever closer, the Sunday deadline for construction in the disputed East Jerusalem looms ever larger now after the U.N General Assembly.
The main issue in all of this is the expansion of construction from the Israeli government, not the age old Arab vs Semitic religious war.
Now it has seemed that progress has been made. President Netanyahu left his special enjoy to these talks to remain in Washington. President Abass of Palestine has shown a willingness to support the two-state system, but has also stated that he will quit negotiations if constructions continue after Sunday's moratorium.
Last night, King Abdullah of Jordan was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and he said in regards to the September 30th deadline "If we fail on the 30th [of September], expect another war by the end of the year." It seems that more of the Arab world is coming around the continued peace and a two-state solution between these two countries.
The Arab/Israeli conflict goes all the way back to the creation of the Israeli state. Israel declared independence on May 14th 1948, and the very next day it was attacked by neighboring Arab countries. And it has been in many war's ever since.
Many peace talks have happened between these two countries have happened over the years, and every one has ended in bloodshed. History says this latest attempt will follow suit. For the first time though, it seems like there is a hope. We will know a lot more in the next 48 hours, and then in the coming weeks and month.