Some Israelis have argued that the last election results and the current government's approach to the peace process and its wavering to stop settlement construction in the West Bank, indicates that Israelis and their leadership are not ready for substantial concessions stipulated in the Road Map. But it's possible that the right-leaning political establishment in Israel will moderate their perspectives once they're convinced that a new era in relations between Arabs and Jews has evolved over the last 61 years of conflict. Let's say half of the population is already ready to make peace, which is a good start and would agree to the terms of Burston's Point #5.
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