(I found this a relatively good piece although it is a bit unfair to Israel.) My friend Ibrahim, I think many parties hold cards. The Saudi's hold cards, Hamas holds cards, the PA holds cards, Hezbollah. Israel has to viwe all of it's threats, not just the Palestinians. The biggest problem, as I've written before, is the unwillingless of the Arab world to accept Israel as "the Jewish state of Israel". The looming threat of the returning "refugees" also are as big a non starter as any settlement expansion, etc. It saddens me that an idea like temporary borders can not work without a major international force. But, those forces have not served Israel well either. Not that it matters now but had the Arab world been less agressive after '67 we would be looking at a very different scenario now. It is very disingenous to consistantly say Israel does not want peace. Not helpful either. Clinton/Barak plan and Olmert plans were both fair. They were turned down.
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from the article: Are peace talks doomed to fail before they start?