When peace for Israelis is so easy

The New York Times today in an article that discusses the concerns felt by Israelis – yes, the poor dears have to continue occupying another people without a day’s rest – includes this telling quote:

Aluf Benn, a senior journalist for the leftist newspaper Haaretz, expressed his concern last weekend in an article, saying that the country had lost interest in coming to terms with its neighbors, a process that entails painful sacrifices in the name of coexistence.

“The most important ramification of the present quiet is the fact that it reinforces Israelis’ indifference toward any kind of peace process,” he wrote. “Israelis want peace and quiet. And that’s what they have — and without negotiations or peace accords.”

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