U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s task of finding a settlement for the Israeli-Palestinian struggle is like searching for the phoenix. There hasn’t been a real opportunity to resolve the struggle ever since the failure of the Camp David II conference. It was too late to resolve the struggle when President Bill Clinton tried to do so. The second Palestinian intifada erupted and the struggle turned armed and deadly. The Americans and the Europeans tried their luck at this mission through what was dubbed the road map, but there hasn’t been any success worth mentioning. Ariel Sharon, out of all people, thought that withdrawing from Gaza would pave way towards a solution, but the occupation remained. George Bush’s attempts during his second presidential term also failed, but he did succeed at helping resume negotiations between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Premier Ehud Olmret.
Even so, optimists beg to differ
So how will Kerry have a chance at succeeding? Is the whole issue a maneuver aiming to deal with the upcoming Iranian-American nuclear deal which may lead to Iran’s exit from the Arab-Israeli struggle?Abdel Monem Said