Substantive progress is not a "horizon", but an IMPERATIVE! The inexorable worsening spiral of animosity, conflict, and fanaticism in the Middle East, of which the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the ideological and emotional epicenter, may just barely be halted at this last moment, with the grace of God! This is no time to hold back on efforts and resources to seal a peace. Folly to hope for a brighter day tomorrow, a cheaper deal, a better bargain. Abbas is totally correct on his insistence for a short track to Palestinian statehood. The entire world has a huge stake in this. Most of all, Israel at ground zero.
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from the article: Rice: Mideast summit must be 'substantive', advance PA state