"For more than an hour, Kerry obsessed over the issue of settlements and hardly touched on the root of the conflict - Palestinian resistance to a Jewish state within any borders," the premier said.
True, but Bibi did not explain why the Palestinian are rejecting the Jewish state within any borders. The answer is because they are Muslim and Islam dictates a perpetual state of jihad.
The two-state solution has been dead for a while. Why? Because it is incompatible with the Islamic tenet of jihad.
Does this mean that there is no way to coexist with Islam in general and the Palestinians in particular? No. I believe that a diplomatic process with the Palestinians is just that, a process that does not lead anywhere. It does not lead anywhere because it cannot lead anywhere since it is contrary to the core Muslim tenet of Jihad. So we need to find a solution which fits both sides. Does it exist? Yes. Muslims are permitted not to wage jihad if the infidel side is perceived as too strong, in which case 10 years of hudna or cease-fire is permitted, after which the conditions for jihad are reevaluated.
The best we can therefore hope for, until these concepts are rendered obsolete by Muslims themselves, is a perpetual state of back-to-back, 10-year-long hudnas. Clearly, amid such a reality, Israel's strength would not be perceived as an obstacle to peace, but as the only viable solution.