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I recently discussed (here) how Israel's good old excuse of not having partners in peace has been debunked by what has been dubbed as the "Palestine Papers". In the week that past another excuse went down the bin.
One of Israel's more frequently made excuses for its position on matters of peace with its neighbors was the claim of superiority: "we are the only democracy in the Middle East". Put aside the question of whether Israel is a true democracy or only a democracy if you're a Jew and think about this argument's implications. Effectively, it states that Israel cannot make peace with its neighbors because they are all run by dictators. From then on, arguing that Arabs are no good because they actually prefer being ruled by dictators is not a claim that hasn't been made before.
This week's events in Egypt prove Israel's position wrong. Again.
With it running out of excuses, Israel's naked position is becoming more and more visibly obvious: Israel does not want peace; Israel wants all the territory it can claim for itself instead.