Imagine this.... Two major religions, different peoples who have been at war against each other for decades, competing for a barren and desolate land, shake hands, accept democracy, and become the most influential country it the world. Lets call this Switzerland! The university of Geneva has existed since 1559. That has not been done by anyone delusional. There is no way the French / Germans and Italians (Romans) should have been able to have done this over 500 years ago, and hold it together for all these years, If anyone can solve your problem its Geneva. Everyone else in the world has copied their democracy model, and it works, why not try it? (actually maybe not, a rock solid Jewish / Palistinian state with tons of petro-dollars flooding in from other middle east countries sounds rather scary)
from the article: Who's afraid of renewing the peace process?