Search This Blog

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Israel and Hamas

The end of the [more or less] ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brings to mind something said, in 2004, by Bertie Ahern the former Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of the Republic of Eire:

"As long as we have a position - I won't move until you move - and won't do this until you do that - you'll never get anywhere."

He was referring to the situation in Northern Ireland but there doesn't seem to be a better, or more succinct, way of summing up the progress, or lack thereof, of the Middle East peace process since the 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty.

No comments: