CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt.-General (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon said a look back at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shows there are no short-term solutions.
According to Ya'alon, the concept of a two-state solution that began with the 1993 Oslo Accords needs a complete overhaul.
The former chief of staff laid out the issues that must be addressed before the establishment of a Palestinian state -- issues that take time to resolve.
Fundamental reforms in the Palestinian Authority's (PA) educational system, economy, security, law and order, and government infrastructure must be in place before a state is established.
Ya'alon, who now serves as a senior fellow at the Shalem Center's Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies, said the Arab world's refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist as a sovereign Jewish state colors all other issues.
He reiterated his call for revamping the Palestinian educational system so future generations of Arab children celebrate life, not death.
Source: The Jerusalem Post