I agree with the writer. Any "two-state" solution is doomed to failure as bilateral negotiations in between Israel and the Palestinian side ignores the reality that the conflict is a regional conflict, moreover even countries far away from the Middle East are deeply involved. Peace in the Middle East is only possible by settling all the unresolved conflicts, achieving a full regional settlement, and in a global world, where each nation is interconnected and interdependent this can only be achieved by a globally mutual negotiation and agreement. Perhaps the agreement achieved regarding Syria's chemical weapons is a start, but we still have a long way to go until we realize there are no Hollywood happy endings possible. People and nations have to learn how to build something mutual for the sake of common future and survival, above existing and remaining inherent and historic differences, distrust and hatred. There will always be people, nations who will never become "friends", not even "good neighbours" but still learn how to live together as they have no other choice.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: The lovers of Oslo refuse to hear the truth