Howard Mirkin has a good point that Palestinian leaders have a vested interest in the current status. They get coruption money & ideology power with embracing 21st century Western values that a used to avocate for the down troden Palestinians. The same can be said for much of the Arab world. They firmly believe that the world center should be somewhere in the MidEast, as the 12th century was from the current geographic, poltical, technology, trade, and military. Until they understand that aside from oil the rest of the world can bypass them they fokes will not be satified. Commerce is not tied to land & sea that must use their lands. The people & governments must accept the fact that like the Christian Right the MidEast will not be a pure strain of one religion. Only when they deside for peace will the US MAKE Israel accept a fair peace that neither side wants now. There are the setlers and friends on the Israel right now.
Israeli official: Der Spiegel report is an attack on Merkel's ties with Netanyahu (Haaretz)
from the article: What will happen after Bush?