While Israel released 450 Palestinian criminals and terrorists as a "goodwill gesture" in advance of Annalpolis, the Palestinians demanded the release of 2,000. The PALs know how to gain concessions from a weak Israeli government. Recognition of Israel as the Jewish state is not a bargaining chip, anymore than would be an agreement not to fire rockets into Sederot. If the Palestinians cannot acknowledge Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, before negotiations begin, nothing positive can come of Annapolis, and it will be a sham. For once, the Omert administration got it right.
Roadside bomb kills five border officers in western Iraq (AP)
from the article: Peace is not child's play