We cannot afford more sweeping victories or more crushing defeats

Read John Strawson:

For over six decades the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has intensified despite massive Israeli military victories and catastrophic Palestinian and Arab defeats.   It appears that no victory however sweeping or any defeat however drastic can resolve the bring a solution.   Eric Lee is too quick to use national essentialism to attack Freedland.   All Freedland is doing is pointing out the reality:  Israelis and Palestinians have to live with each other.

The politics of both societies, Hamas and the Israeli National bloc, cannot be crushed or wished away.  They are factors that have to be dealt with.   We will have to engage with each however distasteful this might be.