We’re renaming it the “Saudi Suicide Pact”. Except it’s not really a pact, since only one side has to commit suicide. Remember how the Saudi Foreign Minister talked about dropping the Right of Return from the Saudi Suicide Pact? The idea was to back Israel into a corner by getting it to agree in advance to promise consideration for the plan. Consideration just “in principle” of course – that’s how it always works, right:
Israel’s enemies say “if we do X, would you do Y”
Israel says, “sure, if you do Y we’d strongly consider X”
Israel’s enemies then refuse to do Y, and then scream incoherently about how “Israel already promised to do X”
This has been the pattern of Israeli-Arab negotiations at least as far back as the early 1990s. It’s been so overwhelmingly consistent that even ever-naive Israeli negotiators have caught on to the trick. When the Saudi Foreign Minister did his little thought experiment about dropping the Right of Return last week, Israel basically said “first you do it, then we’ll talk about concessions”.
Turns out that was a smart move on Israel’s part, since the Arab League obviously never had any intention of changing their demand for Israel to commit suicide:
How stupid do the Saudis think the Israelis are? This stupid:
“Accept that you don’t have a right to exist, and then we’ll negotiate about whether you have a right to exist”. Only Israel’s enemies – emboldened by overwhelming international hatred for the Jewish State – would dare to make such an offer to a country that was repeatedly victorious over them on the battlefield.
* Arab League refuses to change plan
* Debate On Saudi Peace Plan I – Arab States Still Committed To The Slow Destruction Of Israel
* AQ Complains That Hamas Is Not Insane Enough
* The Saudi Peace Initiative: A Discrete Way to Destroy Israel, Based on an Ethical Lie