Camp David negotiations
- I just learned that the negotiations at Camp David failed.
I am not surprised neither disappointed because I was not expecting
too much of this "last chance" meeting.
Indeed all the unfair treatment to the Palestinian people cannot
by a basis for peace. Violence is imposed to the Palestinian
in their every day life. Too much violence, too many frustrations,
disappointments, had accumulated during these years when one
considers the refugees in camps, the prisoners of opinion, the
working Palestinians, the establishment of Jewish colonies or
the problem of water. The irritation among the young has kept
growing in the territories of Trans Jordan and Gaza.
An independent and sovereign Palestinian State would have allowed
a just and lasting peace. That has always been refused. One cannot
make peace without the people and without paying the price, that
is the price of justice.
Jerusalem is passionately disputed and has always been a source
of dissension. The Vatican is right when he asks for a special
status for Jerusalem, with international control in preserving
the sacred character of the city.
The breakdown of the negotiations at Camp David can help the
Arab countries, the International Organizations, the Christian
Churches to understand their role in solving the historical conflict
which has lasted too long and for which we are all concerned.
All that when we are expecting the proclamation of a Palestinian
State on September the 13th
after waiting for so long!