then it's counterproductive to the efforts the American officials have been making these last few months to resume peace negotiations. A peace agreement between Israel and the PA is just as possible as the current peace agreements between Israel and Jordan and Israel and Egypt. There would be even better relations between the Palestinians and Israelis because both nations would prosper from mutual economic trade and tourism. It remains a challenge for both leaderships to persuade their populations to accept each others' legitimacy in the region. So the sooner this begins the better off we'll be down the road to a peaceful resolution.