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So with all the the debate regarding the president in his speech about is real in the Benjamin Netanyahu talking to congress.
Who better to talk to -- you about.
About that part of the world because you live there you or your husband have been there for a for a long time you wrote -- book this burning land.
What did you make of the president's speech about the fact that the 1967.
Border lines would be the start of the placed had to would discuss negotiations.
Well I think what surprised anybody who's watched that region for some time in particular in recent months.
Is that why insert the Israeli Palestinian conflict into the debate right now -- so much unknown going on right now with regards to the Arab -- to look at what was happening just.
Four days before with.
Thousands of of Palestinians rushing the borders of Israel from Syria from eleven on from Gaza that is not that was not -- If it's not a moment where Israelis are feeling very confident about what's happening on their borders it's still very unclear how the -- it's gonna settle in Syria.
In Egypt I'm told.
By a very good source that the Egyptian military has it essentially abdicated responsibility for the Sinai desert they're no longer patrolling -- that means that the the tunnels and the border with the Gaza Strip is essentially an open and it's a very easy smuggling -- for weapons into the Gaza Strip.
Now this is this has been thousands of years Jennifer that they've been fighting over the same piece of real estate so.
Is there realistically any chance of these people are gonna find something that they can agree to.
Well one of the reasons we wrote this book that spreading Landis about the times that my husband was working for the New York Times that the -- myself for Fox News.
We spent eight years they're covering the beginning of the Palestinian uprising Intifada.
Starting in 2000 we were there from 1999 to 2007 and one of the reasons we tell.
That stories that we do through the characters that we met on both sides of the conflict in during that decade was to show how the physical and psychological landscape.
Of the two sides have really changed in the last decade and that you can't simply dust off old.
Quote road maps to peace or old parameters that you've been hearing come out of the State Department every few years -- president comes to Washington tries to get.
To push through it peace -- and what we wanted to show is how you have to understand how that place has changed in the last ten years.
Since the Palestinian uprising and it's changed even more in terms of insecurity that the Israelis feel.
In terms of making any concessions at this point in time.
We weren't there aren't live through the pull out from -- I don't remember.
Israeli military pulled back from Lebanon in 2000 what did they get they got in 2006.
-- -- Patricia rockets flying over from Hezbollah.
And that group has now -- armed.
We -- there when they pulled out of settlements in the Gaza Strip and got rid of it all Israeli Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and just.
Six months later they were receiving rockets into their towns in the southern part of Israel from.
Hamas which took over.
Running that -- -- real estate says those are not feeling very confident right now that this is the time.
To it to make peace or to give concessions territorial concessions when -- -- feeling so vulnerable particularly with Iran.
Being with silent player in -- -- springer -- is the one who's benefiting from all this instability in these Arab capital.