Mr Shavit asks for a diplomatic initiative. This is positive, and he is to be thanked. However, without the release of the 10,000 or so Palestinian prisoners being held in jails on Israeli soil (in defiance of signed agreements) and especially without the end of the blocus on Gaza, any initiative would be doomed from the outset.
Russian defense ministry: Plane sent to intercept U.S. plane near border on Friday (Reuters)
from the article: Israel needs to launch a preemptive diplomatic strike