Ed Driscoll

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Victor

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Victor Davis Hanson in National Review Online says that we should judge the current proposed solution to the crisis in the Middle East by how Israel was treated prior to 1967:

As the current conventional wisdom goes, our diplomatic efforts should be directed toward that single goal. Israel must give back conquered land. In return its Arab neighbors will promise to recognize its existence, make peace, and normalize relations.

One way of determining whether such an agreement would lead to peace would be to imagine what really might happen should Israel give up all of the West Bank, Gaza, and the Golan Heights. Fortunately, we need not be utopian about the future, but rather simply revisit the past before June 5, 1967. Then Israel possessed none of those territories. Yet there was no peace