Strenger distinguishes the peace process in the Israel-Palestine conflict from that in Afghanistan, citing the latter as 'mission impossible while the Palestinian issue has been on the table for ONLY 63 years. Let's not give the players to dally for another 63 years. THe U.S. has given Israel its unconditional financial and military support for those 63 years and that's gotten nowhere. The U.S. does not need to mollify Israel; the only to resolve the conflict is to reach out to both sides, something that the U.S. hasn't tried. And if the Israeli 'street' is so strongly in favor of a two state solution, it's time to put its courage with its convictions. If it won't, for its ally if not for itself, it is not entitled to expect the one-sided support it has enjoyed while the likes of Netanyahu make the situation worse.
Erekat: Israel's isolation is causing it to act belligerently (Haaretz)
from the article: Memo to Obama: Two little Hebrew words make all the difference