Even though many are poo pooing the conference I believe world events and shifting alliances might be the ticket to progress. I hope Israel answers recent Arab gestures with its own good will gestures. The Gulf leaders seem to be warming up a bit and Israel should do the same. Halting settlement building would be one such gesture and not a big price to pay for a large Arab representation at the conference.
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from the article: Saudi FM: Israel should halt settlement building before talks