The Perry Peace Plan
I have a dream: Saudi Arabia makes peace immediately to compel Israel to delay the Gaza invasion, and the whole region including Qatar unites against Hamas and offers Gaza another way forward
The Oct. 7 Hamas massacre has begat two new fixations: Israel will launch a ground invasion of Gaza to remove Hamas from powerף and the expected peace deal with Saudi Arabia is on hold. These are a gift to Hamas and its Iranian backers who want death, destruction and divisions in the Middle East.
In an article in The Hill, I argued Israel can wait with an invasion that even if successful would saddle it with an Iraq-level insurgency as it struggles to run Gaza. Hamas is a criminal mafia and a terrorist group whose eradication would benefit primarily the Palestinians, but there is more than one way to achieve that. My scenario — also debated on I24 (link here) — could have the following contours: