For decades, numerous plans have been put forward to achieve ‘peace’ between the Palestinians and Israel. None of them has worked, mostly because time and again, Israel has proven it does not want peace. Political Zionism calls for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from their homeland, and Israeli occupation policies, which are illegal, discriminatory and inhumane, are geared toward ridding Palestine of its indigenous population.
Perhaps the best well-known attempt at peace has been the Oslo Peace Accords, signed in 1993. They were supposed to have resulted in a sovereign Palestinian state by 1998. Instead, a 20-year ‘peace process’ ensued. During this time, Israel has built more settlements on Palestinian land on the West Bank; constructed the Apartheid Wall, imprisoned at one time or another at least 20 percent of the Palestinian population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; and enforced a total siege on Gaza that has plunged the area into a humanitarian crisis.