I join Ireland’s RTE Prime Time for its explainer on the historic conflict between Israel and Palestine, focusing on developments in the region since 2000.
An Israel-Palestine two-state settlement almost came off in 2000 at the Camp David Summit.
But it didn’t. And everybody shifts from the focus on let’s create opportunities for co-operation to let’s get tough, especially after 9-11….
What’s different this time is that Hamas decided, in its show of force, to go into Israeli settlements, into kibbutzim, into gatherings such as a music festival, and they carry out mass murder.