The next few weeks may determine the future of Zionism. This is not an exaggeration. If the upcoming Annapolis peace conference ends the same way as the Camp David summit of 2000, the future of the Jewish state will be in jeopardy.
The Israeli people can deal with another deadlock in the endless “peace process.” Indeed, Israel can exist without peace for many years. We have one of the strongest armies in the world, and our economy proved its resilience during the war with Hezbollah. The question is: Will Israel be the Jewish, democratic and moral state at peace with its neighbors that our Zionist ancestors envisioned? Or will the ongoing occupation, and the unavoidable violations of human rights that are an inevitable part of controlling another people, turn Israel into an international pariah?