We're reading articles in the NY Times to the effect that peace isn't rocket science and that its outlines will be the '67 borders with some land swaps, some interstate agreement on Jerusalem, NATO troops on the Jordan, and Saudi recognition of Israel. We're also reading that Obama along with presidential advisers past and present are less concerned with the plan outlines than with how to implement it. If Act I is announcing it, Colin Powell is asking, "What will be Acts II, III and IV?" When are we going to see some articles from Haaretz analyzing what moves Obama might make and what effect they will have.
Protests in southern Syrian city after Druze cleric's death (AP)
from the article: U.S. security official: No new concrete Mideast peace plan