After the war in Lebanon and the continued launching of Qassam rockets from Gaza into Israel, the general consensus in Israel today is that the idea of a further unilateral disengagement in the West Bank is dead. All public opinion polls indicate that the overwhelming majority of the Israeli public, both on the left and on the right, believe that unilateralism is a recipe for further violence. This leaves only two options. The first is paralysis, to do nothing, which will guarantee another round of violence in the near future. And the second, more preferable option is negotiation, which will lead to a resumption of a realistic peace process.
At the Palestine-Israel Journal, we have always believed that a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, based upon a two-state solution, is the key to a good and secure life for both Israelis and Palestinians. It is also a key to regional security and stability.