And especially that it would be to its great benefit - and the region's - to accept the Arab peace initiative for the pragmatic and mutually beneficial package that's inherent within it. It's clear to anyone with a pragmatic view, that the Arab leadership is ready for open relations with Israel, even if many within their populations might not be...but that's why the conditions of their offer are as they are, and set in concrete. Satisfying those conditions would effectively remove the issues of contention that fuel most of the animosity held toward Israel by the average citizen in mid-east countries...which in turn would provide for a comprehensive peace, cooperation, commerce, and cultural exchange over the long term - unlike Israel's peace with Egypt and Jordan, which exists strictly between the governments for the most part. But this blaze isn't going to bring it. It requires that Israel have an enlightened government whose more concerned with Israel's future than with a religious and/or ideological agenda, and that is capable of openminded and pragmatic foresight. It doesn't have that yet.
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from the article: Playing with fire in the Middle East