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Dumbing down on Jerusalem - The Vimy Report
A year of missed opportunities Israel’s great foreign minister, Abba Eban, once famously commented that “the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity”. That’s now the problem of democratic states. In the past year, they twice have had the opportunity to overcome the mental standstill which has afflicted their search for peace between Arabs and Israelis. In both cases, they botched it. A year ago, democratic states supported a UN Security Council resolution (S/2334) which they argued simply reiterated their longstanding disagreement with Israel’s settlement policy, in the belief this would encourage the parties to negotiate. They were …