Palestinians should not be blamed for any action they adopt next — whether violent or otherwise. Israel has made its stance very clear as far as the peace process is concerned. Now it is time for the Palestinians to take on a strong stance and stop all negotiations over peace as it is only possible with two parties being part of it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his recent speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference, reiterated that the 1967 borders will not be the basis of peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis. A solution "must leave Israel with security, but the 1967 borders are indefensible ones. Israel cannot return to the indefensible 1967 lines", he said.

In addition Israel, he said, would not give up or share control of Occupied Jerusalem, claiming that Muslims in the city are enjoying their full rights. Yet the ground reality is far from what Netanyahu is describing as the daily suffering of Palestinians continues — both under the occupation and the so-called Israeli ‘democracy'.

And it is these hollow promises of the possibilities for peace that make Israel an unreliable partner in its pursuit.