The Future of Israel - Page 3
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Wise words indeed, Sherlock. Because in this complicated situation, little to nothing is given as fact, and to assume is to most likely guess wrong. 70 years ago, who would have predicted that Israel would be the power that it is today? Now, how can one predict that the Palestinians will never receive statehood, or that Israel will never concede land? The answer is one cannot. However, some things are certain:
1. Israel will not return to the 1967 borders
2. Israel will not negotiate if missiles continue to be fired
3. Israel will not negotiate if the Palestinians refuse to recognize it
4. The US will support Israel
5. The UN will more or less follow America's lead<
The result? No immediate solution. That means that Israel will remain in control of its territory, yet still subject to missile attacks. The true victims are the Palestinian civilians, who would benefit most from a peace deal and a withdrawal of Israeli forces. While a UN mandate plan would have the potential to succeed, it is far from even being suggested. Therefore, it is impossible to predict what will actually happen to Israel. Truly, the only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.