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“Serious pressure on Israel”? You make me want to puke.

What is needed is some serious pressure on the Palestinians and the Arab world, to wit:

Full and unconditional diplomatic recognition of Israel.

Full and unconditional recognition of Israel’s right to exist within secure borders.

Full cessation of all acts of war against Israel, including but not limited to: full cessation of all economic boycotts and embargoes against Israel; full cessation of military action against Israel by independent states (e.g., Syria and Iran) and their proxies: Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Hamas, Al-Aqsa Martyr’s Brigade et al. (that is, every single proxy).

If the Palestinians and their Arab enablers are serious about peace, let them forswear all acts of violence against Israel and all calls for Israel’s destruction.

Then we can talk. Until then, no deals.