By continuing to expand its
colonies and expand its illegal Wall, the answer to this question seems
to be a resounding "no".
While Israeli and Palestinian leaders
meet in advance of the US-sponsored international peace conference scheduled
for November 27th, 2007 to discuss core issues for ending the conflict between
them, Israel brazenly continues to create facts on the ground that are
fast foreclosing the two-state solution.
Israel is confiscating more portions of Palestinian land east of East
Jerusalem. The timing of this confiscation order is particularly
outrageous, as it coincides with the first meeting between Israeli and
Palestinian negotiating teams working on a draft agreement addressing
core permanent status issues in advance of the November conference in
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.A.
At a time when we should be finding ways to enforce and monitor a freeze
on all settlement activity and re-build confidence between the two
sides, Israel is creating facts on the ground that will ultimately end
the two-state solution and kill all chances for peace.